Tel Aviv (Aug. 26)
The Hebrew press today reports that Raymond Oswald Cafferata, assistant police superintendent at Hebron during the massacre of Jews by Arabs there last year, has been appointed superintendent of the British police in Tel Aviv. The “Doar Hayom” in Jerusalem is urging the city, which is an all-Jewish municipality, to protest the appointment. Police headquarters at Tel Aviv informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the papers had no authority to publish the announcement of Cafferata’s appointment.
Testifying before the Shaw Commission last November, Cafferata, the only British police officer in Hebron, testified that there were 39 Arab police and one Jew left to defend the 600 Jews of Hebron in the midst of a Moslem population of 20,000 gone mad.