Jerusalem (Jul. 24)
More than twenty Revisionists and Brith Trumpeldorites were arrested in various parts of Palestine yesterday. Police took into custody seven persons in Tel Aviv, including Dr. Haru-even, Aba Achimcir and Lichter, manager of the newspaper, Hazot Ha’am. Among those arrested in this city were Advocate Avnicli and his wife. Six persons were arrested in Kfarsaba, five in Nathania and a number of others in Ramatgan and Kalmania.
Altogether, there were ten persons arrested here in Jerusalem, and four were quickly released after being interrogated by the police. The release of persons arrested in other places is expected shortly. It was learned that each of the persons taken into custody was asked if he belongs to the B’rith Biryonim, or Revolutionary Zionist League. Police have long been suspecting the existence of a Revsionist terrorist group under this name.
One of the men quickly set free in Jerusalem was Yeivin. Only two of the ten were detained, four being set free on bail of 200 pounds each besides the other four who were released unconditionally. One man was detained for further questioning and another, on whom a revolver was discovered, will be held in prison until he can be tried on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Lichter, manager of Hazit Ha’am in Tel Aviv, was set free early this morning, as were several other suspects.
Police officially informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency of the purpose of the raids in the following announcement:
“Police carried out the raids early in the morning, simultaneously in various places, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nathania and Kfarsaba. Two revolvers were found and a number of documents were taken pointing to the existence of an illegal association. Several persons were brought to police stations for interrogation, including two persons who, it was found, are living in Palestine without permission. Some persons have been detained pending further inquiry.”
Besides this official announcement, police would give no further explanation of the raids.