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Troops Rushed to Jaffa to Halt New Outbreaks

More British troops were rushed to Jaffa today as tension gripped the Arab city following renewed outbreaks that occurred there when the Government denied rumors that Jewish immigration had been stopped.

Soldiers beat off Arab attempts to invade the neighboring Jewish city of Tel Aviv. Shots were fired and two bombs were thrown from the Manshiyeh quarter of the Arab city, where on April 19 the Arab disorders broke out which have since claimed close to 250 lives and millions in property damage.

A strong attack on Ekron was repelled by soldiers who reinforced the Jewish colony’s special guards.

Meanwhile, High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope struck back at the Supreme Court with an ordinance declaring collective fines imposed on various communities in connection with the disorders should be deemed lawfully and validly levied. The court last week invalidated the fines, ordering their remission to nineteen Arab towns and villages.

Arab municipal employes today informed the High Commissioner by wire that they supported fully the Arab demands and the memorandum by Arab Government officials demanding stoppage of Jewish immigration as the only solution of the present situation.

An Arab policeman was killed and another wounded during the night at Kakun, near Tulkarem, their assailants escaping. Soldiers killed an Arab bandit and wounded another in a clash near Ramallah.

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