JERUSALEM (Jun. 16)
Government forces took precautions today to preserve order with a crisis in the troubled Palestine situation expected tomorrow when Arabs will observe the anniversary of the hanging of three rioters in the 1929 anti-Jewish riots.
Demonstrations are feared tomorrow when Arabs gather in mosques at the call of the Arab Supreme Council, culminating a three-day fast.
The twenty-ninth Jewish victim of the Arab disorders since April 19 died at Hadassah Hospital here this morning of wounds incurred Sunday. He was Jacob Gerson, 21, wounded by Arabs who ambushed a truck he was driving near Motza.
Arabs uprooted more than 10,000 orange trees in the vicinity of Petach Tikva, bringing to 25,000 the number destroyed in the last three days.
It was announced that 29 Jewish settlements in northern Sharon have been attacked and have suffered property damage since the beginning of the disturbances.
A majority of the Arab papers reappeared today after the ten-day strike they had conducted in sympathy with the Arab general strike against Jewish immigration and sale of land to Jews, now in its ninth week.
Telephone wires between Jerusalem and Bethlehem were out last night. Railroad tracks near Ras-el-Ain and Gaza were slightly damaged. Shots were fired last night in Jerusalem and near the Palestine Broadcasting Company’s studies at Ramallah.
Renewed firing was reported in the vicinity of Beit Vegan, Hatikva, Tel Aviv, Nablus and Tiberias, where soldiers were forced to use machine guns in routing snipers.
Two persons have been detained by the authorities in connection with the attempted bombing near the Jaffa Gate yesterday.
Two lorries were burned near Lydda.
A British soldier was slightly wounded in an encounter between troops and Arabs near Tulkarem. The Arabs were believed to have suffered losses.
A waterpipe near Latrun, which supplies Jerusalem, was damaged by an explosion. An electric water pump at the Jewish settlement of Tel Mond was also damaged.
The Palestine rabbinate published an appeal for discontinuance of public danging in the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv in view of the gloominess of the situation.
Chief Rabbi Dushinsky of the extreme orthodox Agudath Israel appealed through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to Jews abroad to proclaim June 18 a day for prayer and fasting for the Palestine Jews.