JERUSALEM (Jun. 29)
Four Jews and three British constables were wounded today as Arabs continued their campaign of guerilla warfare against Jews and Government forces, now in its eleventh disastrous week with a death toll unofficially estimated at upwards of 140, including 41 Jews and 90 Arabs.
The constables were wounded during an Arab mob attack on the police station at Beisan. One of them is in a serious condition.
Collective punishment of $1,500 was immediately imposed on the Arab town for the attack and was paid.
Arabs ambushed a bus caravan this morning en route to colonies in the Tel Aviv district, wounding two Jewish drivers, Jacob Cusin and Jacob Cibinsky.
Arab bullets felled Shalom Bornstein, volunteer watchman, during an attack on the Jewish colony of Zichron Yacob, target of many previous attacks. Bornstein is in a serious condition at the Government Hospital in Haifa.
The fourth Jew, Nahum Gutman, was a victim of his own revolver, which he was using without authority during a fierce midnight attack by Arabs on the cooperative settlement of Mesilah, part of Ness Zionah. He is in a serious condition at Hadassah Hospital in Tel Aviv. His revolver was confiscated. Troops repelled the attackers with machine guns.
Arabs launched a strong attack on the settlement of Kallia, on the shores of the Dead Sea, but were beaten off by the Transjordan frontier forces using machine guns. The rebels fled to the hills.
Curfew was imposed today at Hebron. Fifteen hundred trees were uprooted at a working-girls’ farm near Afuleh.
Telephone wires between Jerusalem, Nablus, Hebron and other towns were tampered with by Arabs, causing disruption of service.
A Government school for girls, under construction at Jaffa, was badly damaged by fire set by Arabs.
A bomb explosion damaged a house at Tiberias. Shots later were fired into that town and the settlement of Mizpa. No casualties were reported.
Destruction of Jaffa’s old quarter to make room for two new roads to the harbor was resumed by military engineers today, with the dynamiting audible for many miles around. Several hundred Arab houses in the most congested quarter of the city have been marked for demolition.
A $25,000 collective fine was imposed yesterday on the Arab town of Lydda for acts of terrorism.
The Greek priest, Father Leondias, was remanded to jail on charges of possessing firearms and explosives following a search by Government forces of a Greek mission.