Jerusalem (May. 10)
Abdul Mejid, Arab convict who has occupied the witness stand at the trial of the three Revisionist Zionists accused of the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff for three days of gruelling cross-examination by defense counsel Horace Samuel, today went on the stand for the fourth day.
Although Samuel had concluded his cross-examination of the witnesses, he was recalled by the prosecution. Mejid had said during Samuel’s examination that he was approached by Abraham Stavsky and Zvi Rosenblatt, two of the accused, and offered Â£1,000 to assume the blame for the murder.
For three days the Arab testified in detail as to the alleged bribe and the story of how he was coached in the details of the murder by the accused and by another Arab, Sufchi.
At the close of his cross-examination Samuel created a sensation when he declared that, irrespective of the result of the present trial, he was prepared to prove that Mejid and his companion Issa Darwish had killed Dr. Arlosoroff.
Musa al Alami, Arab government prosecutor, began by asking Mejid whether the convict’s brother, Hamid, who was in the same cell with him, had overheard his conversation with Stavsky and Rosenblatt.
Mejid answered that his brother had overheard one of the talks and asked him what they had wanted. I told him they are talking about the Arlosoroff case, offering me money and teaching me the details of the case,” Mejid replied.
JEWISH JUDGE INTERVENES
At this point the Jewish judge, Moise Valero, intervened and for the first time during the trial asked Mejid in Arabic: “Were you offered money?” “Yes,” Mejid replied. “And Sufchl too?” the judge asked. “Yes,” was the reply. “Did you have to share this money with Issa?” the judge asked again. “Yes,” Mejid answered.
Over objections from Samuel, Prosecutor Alami announced that he would call Mejid’s brother Hamid as a witness. Defense objections were overruled by the court.
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