Alibis of Two Defendants in Arlosoroff Murder Case Read to Jaffa Court
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Alibis of Two Defendants in Arlosoroff Murder Case Read to Jaffa Court

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Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, noted Zionist labor leader who was assassinated last June, stated that he did not know who shot him, Jacob Zelivansky, first witness to testify when the hearing in the case of the three arrested Revisionists, extreme right wing Zionists, was resumed today, declared. He told of hearing the shot and running up to the scene of the crime, helping carry the fatally wounded man who made the above declaration at that time.

Abraham Stavsky, Zvi Rosenblatt and Aba Achimeir are in the custody of the police charged with the murder. All of the accused are active members of the Palestinian Revisionist movement.

Prosecutor Shitrit read to the court fifty-one pages of the statement made by Stavsky, and which contained his alibi. Stavsky declared that he spent Friday in Jerusalem, then on the evening of the murder, he ate supper in a restaurant and slept that night at a hotel. He spent Saturday morning at the consulate, attempting to obtain visas, as he was planning to leave Palestine for Poland. Saturday noon, he stated, he heard of the murder of Dr. Arlosoroff and returned to Tel Aviv Saturday night. He denied complicity in the murder of the Zionist labor leader.

In the statement made by Rosenblatt to the police and which was also read to the court, the accused Revisionist declared that he had attended a Trumpeldorite, Revisionist youth group, social affair at Kfar-Saba, on the night of the murder of Dr. Arlosoroff, and slept that night in the tent of a girl, Zipora Dingold.

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