JERUSALEM (May. 18)
Stringent measures to help the Palestine Government suppress Arab anti-Jewish violence, which since April 19 has brought death to 25 Jews, were announced today in the Official Gazette.
The measures provide:
1) Three years imprisonment or fine of Â£100 (a bout $500) for the manufacturing, selling or wearing of daggers.
2) One year imprisonment for carrying knives outside of the home.
3) Permitting of arrest without warrant of persons inciting to unlawful assembly.
4) Confiscation of any weapons including bludgeons and iron bars carried in public places.
Meanwhile, the curfew clamped on all Jerusalem since Saturday night when an Arab gunman killed three Jews as they left a theatre was extended from eight to seven in the evening.
The Agudath Israel, extreme orthodox organization, proclaimed Thursday as a fast day in connection with the current disturbances.
Jewish officials in the public works department of Jerusalem today applied for special protection and were advised by the authorities to take a vacation.
A dead Arab was found by police on the railroad tracks between Lydda and Tel Aviv. Remnants of an exploded bomb were found nearby, leading police to believe that the Arab had intended to destroy the tracks, but had fallen victim to his own carelessness.