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Troops Start New Drive on Arab Terrorists; 2 More Die

Troops called instruments of modern warfare into play today to dislodge terrorists from the Nablus hills as Arab disorders entered their twelfth week. Two new deaths raised the death toll to over 140.

Fully-equipped military detachments started at dawn to comb the hills for rebels’ hideouts. Assisted by special radio-equipped wartanks and aircraft, they threw a cordon around the hill area and dynamited caves suspected of harboring terrorists.

A Jewish watchman accidentally killed an Arab near Zichron Jacob and turned himself over to the police. A military patrol accidentally killed an Arab watchman near Huleh. A British soldier inadvertently shot and seriously wounded an Egyptian employee of the Lydda railway station.

The all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv was plunged into darkness for fifteen minutes during the night when wires outside the city were damaged after a brief but strong attack on the Shechunath Shapiro suburb. Police beat off the attackers.

One of two engineers of the Royal Air Force accused of shooting Moshe Mizrachi, a Jewish watchman, early last month, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in Egypt. The other was acquitted.

A police railway patrol was fired on between Artuf and Deir el Sheikh.

A bitter controversy was being waged today between Arab leaders favoring an end of the eleven-week-old general strike and those for continuance. Opponents of the strike appeared temporarily stronger.

The Government confiscated a number of leaflets distributed in Jaffa calling on the peasants to press the strike against the Government and the Jews. The leaflets warned against ending the strike.

The District Commissioner informed the Tel Aviv municipality in a letter that it was not permitted to spend money for refugees from other points. The municipality is asking High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope for a special interview to discuss the situation.

The Jewish colonies of Rosh Pina and Ayelet Hashacher in the Upper Galilee were attacked today. One of the invaders was reported killed.

A secret meeting of Arabs of the Masmieh village near Gedera adopted a resolution to assist Arab rebel: bands with food and money.

Arabs uprooted twenty dunams of trees owned by an Arab orange-grower whom Arab strikers suspected of having transferred vegetables from Sheikh Mounis to the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv. The orange-grower also received a letter threatening that if he continued transporting the produce all his groves would be uprooted.

A Jewish bus passing Nazareth was fired on. None was injured.

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