Jerusalem (Dec. 19)
The practically simultaneous Arab encroachments on Jewish-owned lands in different parts of Palestine, resulting in slight encounters, stone-throwing and arrests, have led the Jewish authorities to believe that “somebody” is hatching a scheme to cause a widespread conflict in order to focus attention on the question of landless tenants.
Over a period of three days there have been four clashes between Arabs and Jews in widely separated sections of the country. On Tuesday, ten bedouins sought to interfere with Jewish ploughers at Kfar Yehoshua on land owned by the American Zion Commonwealth near Nahalal. On Wednesday the Arabs of a Circassian village attempted to plow land owned by the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association near Gan Shmuel in the Hedera district.
On the same day an Arab family refused to quit Jewish-owned land at Herzlia in the Tel Aviv district. Yesterday a group of Arabs sowed 35 dunams of the Infiat lands which the courts had ruled belonged to the Hederah colonists.