JERUSALEM (May. 11)
A bomb thrown today at Hassan Bey Shukri, mayor of Haifa, smashed the windows of his home but caused no casualties. Another bomb exploded near the Jewish colony of Herzlia, but did no damage.
High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope held an emergency conference with district commissioners at which he gave assurances that Jewish colonies would have greater security since a battalion of troops arrived from Egypt.
A contingent of British forces arrived yesterday from Egypt and was stationed at Haifa, Jerusalem, Jaffa and Nablus.
Palestinian newspapers said that the military contingent included armored cars and airplanes.
A bomb damaged yesterday the home of Michael Fitzgerald, deputy superintendent of police for the Nablus district. No casualties were reported. The thrower of the bomb was not apprehended.
Seventy trees on property of a New York Jew named Zar were uprooted in the American colony of Raanana. Arabs also uprooted 130 grove trees in the Zichron Jacob settlement, which was founded by the late Baron Edmond De Rothschild.
An evidently incendiary fire near Ben Shemen destroyed a Jewish-owned garage, machinery and rock quarries, causing damage estimated at over $10,000. High Commissioner Wauchope visited Ein Harod and other Jewish settlements in the Jezreel Valley to ascertain what damage had been done by fires.
Arab newspapers reported that Sir Arthur had submitted to Haj Amin el Husseini. Mufti of Jerusalem and head of the Arab Supreme Council, a copy of a cable received from the British Colonial Office agreeing to take up the questions of Jewish immigration and sale of land to Jews with a delegation of Arab leaders if such a delegation were sent to London.
Haaretz, Hebrew daily, reported that the Jews may appeal to the Hague if the British Colonial Office submits to Arab demands for restrictions on Jewish immigration into Palestine.
A delegation from the Tel Aviv municipal council visited Sir Arthur and insisted on the transfer of all government offices from the predominantly Arab city of Jaffa to the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, sailed yesterday for London. The High Commissioner accompanied him to the steamship.