Jerusalem (Jun. 16)
The general Arab strike protesting against the scheduled execution of three Arabs found guilty of murdering Jews during last August’s riots has been called off by the Arab Executive but the Arab Nationalists in Jaffa will nevertheless continue their stoppage today and tomorrow.
In the meantime conflicting rumors concerning the possibility of a reprieve for the three condemned Arabs continue to be floated. Miss Newton in Haifa is reported to have informed the family of the Safed Arab under the death sentence that his sentence has been commuted by the High Commissioner. On the other hand it is stated that the Colonial Office has not advised the King to intervene.
The government today informed the counsel of Joseph Mizrachi Urphali, the only Jew under the death sentence and who was not reprieved pending his appeal to the Privy Council, that it is the intention to remove the irons from Urphali and to permit him to share a cell with other Jewish prisoners as soon as it is convenient.