2 Jews, 5 Arabs Killed in New Disorders; Arabs Dared to Fight Openly
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2 Jews, 5 Arabs Killed in New Disorders; Arabs Dared to Fight Openly

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Five Arabs were killed today and eighteen others wounded in an engagement with British and air forces north of Nablus.

The rebels ambushed a convoy en route to Jerusalem, wounding the commanding officer. While the escort engaged the attackers, estimated at 20 to 30 strong, reinforcements were called to the scene.

Troops cooperating with army planes killed five Arabs, captured two and seized rifles and ammunition. Later, the planes, carrying on independent operations, inflicted casualties on eighteen more bandits.

An English archaeologist named AllenRow, visiting Acre, was stabbed and slightly wounded by two Arab youths.

The Arabs were dared by Tel Aviv’s vice-mayor to fight the Jews openly after two more deaths had raised the toll of Jews dead to 54 in sixteen weeks of disorders.

In a eulogy at services for Reuben Levi, 27, Turkish immigrant, who was killed in a midnight attack on the Hatikvah quarter of the all Jewish city, Israel Rokach figuratively addressed the Arabs:

“You are showing your heroism from ambush. Let us see your courage. Fight us openly”

The eulogies were held at the cemetery after services outside Tel Aviv’s city hall had been prohibited.

Zev Lindenfeld, 45, of Poland was found slain last night midway between the new Jewish colony of Tagla and Hedera. Ben Yaacob, a watchman at the Kiriat Anavim colony, was seriously wounded in a midnight attack.

Other Arab attacks occurred during the night, especially at Mikveh Israel and Mount Canaan. A spirits factory near Tel Aviv was the target of snipers. No casualties were reported.

The Government today won its first important victory in the fight to enforce emergency measures decreed to cope with terrorism. The Court of Appeals allowed the Attorney General’s appeal from district courts’ sentences under the decreed minimum in cases of persons found guilty of possessing arms. The Appeals Court imposed the full five-year terms.

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