Jerusalem (Dec. 3)
Two brigands were captured to-day, one of them believed to be connected with the hold-up at Ramallah on Saturday, in which Dr. Strathearn, Director of the Jerusalem Opthalmic Hospital, Miss Coates, Principal of the Jerusalem Girls’ College, Miss McInnes, the daughter of the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, and other prominent British residents were robbed, and the other with a hold-up which was carried out on November 24th.
Reports of hold-ups in Palestine since September 17th. show that eight have been committed in the Nablus District, four near Tulkarem, three in the neighbourhood of Ramleh, two near Safed, the same number outside Haifa, and one each in the Acre, Jericho, and Beersheba districts, making a total of 22. In only one case do any arrests appear to have been made previous to the present two.