JERUSALEM (Jul. 27)
With twenty of their coreligionists slain in week-end encounters with British troops, Arabs today staged demonstrations marking the hundredth day of the general strike against Jewish immigration and sale of Arab land to Jews.
Two Jews and twelve Arabs were injured during a clash lasting hours that followed an attempt by an Arab crowd to invade the Jewish quarter in Tiberias. Police and troops finally succeeded in dispersing the mob.
Two British soldiers were wounded by snipers while convoying a group of telephone company laborers between Tulkarem and Kakun. Bloodhounds were employed to track the snipers down.
Strong attacks were launched on colonies throughout the Sharon Plain, but were repelled by police and special guards. No casualties were reported.
Fines of $500 each were imposed on the Arab villages of Kalkillia and Jaljillia, near Tel Aviv, in connection with the wrecking Saturday of a freight train. It was learned the wreckers had intended to derail a Haifa passenger train.
Lifting of press censorship, announced Saturday, was today extended experimentally to correspondents of newspapers and news agencies.
The Jewish Community of Tel Aviv withdrew from participation in relief of refugees from other points now quartered in the all-Jewish city. The action was in protest against the Government’s attitude on refugees.
Curfew from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. was imposed on the area 500 meters on each side of the Jerusalem-Nablus road.
The mother of Abraham Donagi, 21, a Jewish watchman killed by Arabs while defending the Even Yehuda settlement from an attack on July 21, went insane today as a result of the loss of her only son.