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Jerusalem Quiet After Riots; Countryside is Unaffected

after being repulsed there, shifted its attack to the Damascus Gate to the northwest, where it was again repelled.

After mid-day prayers, an attack on the police cordon at Jaffa Gate took place. The police were bombarded with stones and improvised bombs which, however, exploded ineffectively. After baton charges failed to disperse the rioters, the police fired several shots and forced the crowd to scatter.

The rioting, which has been directed against the authorities for their refusal to permit the Arabs to demonstrate against Jewish immigration was partly directed against the Jews themselves today. Some commotion was caused in the city by an Arab mob which forced Jewish shops to close under threats of attack. One Jewish store was stoned by the mob and its windows broken. Police dispersed this crowd, but the stores remained closed for the day.

As a safety measure, the authorities are now not permitting ingress to or egress from the Old City. The city was quiet tonight and the authorities were confident that the situation was well in hand.

All those arrested thus far in connection with the attempt to hold demonstrations despite the government’s prohibition, were remanded today for fifteen days. Among the arrested are several members of the Palestine Arab Executive which ordered the demonstrations to proceed.

The Arab Executive met today and submitted a protest to the Palestine administration against Jewish immigration into the country and against the police action in suppressing the attempted demonstration at Jaffa Friday in which a dozen men lost their lives and more than a hundred were wounded in a sanguinary battle between rioters and a large police detachment.

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