JERUSALEM (Jul. 17)
The British garrison in Palestine, already at its greatest strength since the conquest, was today further reinforced by a cavalry regiment of the Eleventh Hussars from Cairo.
The regiment, accompanied, by a company service corps, brings the British man power in the Holy Land to more than 10,000, with other battalions on the way from Malta.
Arab disorders, now in their third month, today claimed two and possibly three more Jewish victims. Jacob Israiloff, 40, a Bucharian, died of wounds received in an Arab ambush on July 9. Menachem Strelitz, 21, of Riga, an orange grove laborer at Kfar Saba, died of wounds suffered when an old Turkish bomb hidden under a burning pile of rubbish exploded.
The third Jewish death today is also believed traceable to Arab disorders. Itzchak Isaak Becher, 58, of Poland, committed suicide in the Neve Shaanan quarter of Jaffa reportedly in despair over the prolonged violence.
According to revised unofficial estimates, not counting the Becher suicide, forty-six Jews have died in the disorders since April 19. More than 100 Arabs have fallen before British rifle and machine gun fire. At least ten Christians, including six British soldiers, have been killed.
Four bombs exploded during the night in Gaza, village that yesterday succeeded in getting a Supreme Court injunction against a Government collective fine of $5,000 in connection with shooting and bombing there. No damage was reported.
A Jewish woman was slightly injured by Arab snipers who fired into a house in Tiberias.
Soldiers escaped injury when fired on by Arabs along the Ramallah-Latrun road at a point which had been barricaded.
An attempt was made to destroy a stretch of railroad tracks near Kalkillia.
Owners of 150 houses in the Old City of Jaffa were warned by the High Commissioner today to evacuate the buildings which are to be destroyed for security reasons.