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Aged Jew Shot by Arab Orphan Youth; Many Bombings Reported

After asking him for the time, a young Arab this afternoon shot and gravely wounded Mordecai Bauer, a 60-year-old Jew, near the Schneller orphanage.

The youth, believed to be from the institution, approached Bauer fifteen feet from the entrance and asked him in Hebrew:

“Kama hashaah?” (What time is it?)

As the aged Jew glanced at his watch, the Arab fired a bullet into his right lung. Bauer was removed to Hadassah hospital in serious condition. He had arrived here from Poland last September.

Bomb-throwing reached a new high today when seven explosions occurred in the Jaffa-Tel Aviv area.

It was announced that official communiques will be henceforth issued once daily, instead of twice a day.

The three-month-old disorders claimed the life of the forty-eighth Jew last night when Ibrahim Donagi, a special policeman, was killed defending the Even Yehuda settlement from an attack. Local police repulsed the attackers. Donagi was born in the Petach Tikvah settlement.