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4 Sentenced in Haifa Labor Clash

Four members of the Histadruth, general federation of labor in Palestine, were sentenced today by the Haifa Court to one month in jail each, or a fine, for complicity in the clashes with unorganized workers in Emek Zebulun August 9. Other rioters now under arrest will be tried later.

The riot took place when the Histadruth members, incensed over the refusal of the Hapoel Hamizrachi, founders of the colony, to halt the work until negotiations for the transfer of the contract to the union could be effected, attacked the non-union workers employed there, seriously wounding one.

The labor dispute was subsequently settled by arbitration and the contract was transferred to the Histadruth.