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Arab Brigands Turned into Martyrs by ‘reds’

Sentenced to death for murder and highway robbery, the notorious bandit, Abu Jilda and his lieutenant, El Armeet, have the honor of being made martyrs by Communists in this all-Moslem town.

Placard’s distributed over the walls of the town claim that the bandits “only tried to amend the injustice in present day society of the unfair distribution of property. “It is reported, however, that both men have terrorized the Palestinian countryside for months, robbing poor peasants as well as the more wealthy gentry and that Abu Jilda and his henchman made no effort to redistribute the property they had stollen.