Jews Retaliate Against Arabs As 6 Die in Weekend Attacks
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Jews Retaliate Against Arabs As 6 Die in Weekend Attacks

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Two of their number killed and 22 wounded in new attacks, the Jews began to retaliate today against the Arabs for the first time since current disorders broke out four months ago. Three Jewish policemen and a girl were killed yesterday in an ambuscade outside Haifa.

Several inhabitants of all-Jewish Tel Aviv attacked a group of Arabs, injuring two. Jews also replied to a hail of stones thrown from a train passing from Jaffa and were believed to have injured some of the passengers.

The incidents occurred after Daeaid Albalah, eight years old, of Castoria, Greece, was killed and 22 persons injured by the explosion of a bomb thrown from a train passing Herzl Street in Tel Aviv. All places of entertainment in Tel Aviv were closed in mourning.

Julius Wogshol, 35-year-old German Jew, was killed in an Arab ambuscade near Mikveh Israel while motoring to Sarafand to repair military electric lines.

Those injured in the Tel Aviv bombing seriously enough to require hospital confinement were Eziekiel Mizrachi, 41; William Fazeig, 42; Uza Kalton, 48; Isaac Jamil, 19, a Sephardic Jew; Meier Shamai, 35; Isaac Katz, 23; Bruno Karkson, 33; Sami Russo, 22, and Willis Schwartz, 25.

Small groups of Jews who gathered in Tel Aviv bitterly shouting protests against the Government’s patience in dealing with terrorists were dispersed and some of them beaten by British police.


Simon Zafilo, 49, a Jewish laborer was injured and two other Jews arrested in a scuffle that broke out in the market place between Tel Aviv and predominantly Arab Jaffa.

Rumors immediately began to circulate in Jaffa that Jews had killed scores of Arabs. A menacing crowd of Arabs gathered in the city. Police broke up the mob, injuring several Arabs with their batons.

As news of the Tel Aviv bombing spread throughout the country, indignation mounted among the Jews.

The Tel Aviv municipal council, in a telegram to High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, urged action to end “anarchy” in the country and demanded that trains carrying “bloodthirsty Arabs” not be permitted to pass through the heart of the all-Jewish city.

A special meeting of the council adopted a resolution asking that the Government institute a searchlight system to facilitate police and military work at night.

The new deaths raised the Jewish toll to 69 in sixteen weeks of disturbances aimed at forcing the Government to halt Jewish immigration and grant Arab nationalist demands. In all, an estimated 400 fatalities have occurred.

After heavy shooting at the Rosha Pina settlement, troops demolished a number of Arab houses in the nearby village of Jaoini as a reprisal. Fields were set afire at Mikveh Israel.

Troops fought several engagements in Northern Palestine with Arab bands attempting to cut water pipelines and attack the heavily-guarded Rutenberg Electric Works. Six casualties were inflicted on Arabs in one brush at Jisrmajame.

A small Jewish by was injured by an Arab on the Tiberias waterfront. The assailant was arrested.


Three Jewish special policemen and a girl were killed yesterday and a British soldier wounded in Arab ambuscades while the authorities were still investigating the assassination of Mayor Nasr el Din of Hebron and a bombing in Safed that took the lives of four Jews.

Arabs waylaid the policemen’s car near Neveh Shanaan in the vicinity of Haifa and opened fire. Officer Goldhaber, although wounded by a bullet, rushed to a nearby police station for assistance. When he returned with police, they found policemen Hammerman, Weizer and Shuller dead, as well as a girl whose identity was not immediately established.

The British soldier was seriously wounded when a military car was ambushed on the Nablus road.

Timber yards were set afire at Haifa and Rehoboth. Jewish guards, no icing two Arabs escaping at Rehoboth, fired, killing one.

Three bombs were discovered on the Tel Aviv seashore, one exploded, causing no damage.


Thirty-two Arabs were arrested yesterday at Safed in connection with a bomb attack on the home of Rabbi Alter Unger in which he and his three children were killed. Physicians reported the children died of bullet wounds from a volley before the bombing.

Rabbi Unger’s grandmother went insane and began a deranged search for the children, whose funeral she attended Friday.

Consuls of the United States and Poland made representations to the Palestine government regarding the safety of their nationals in Safed. Ninety-two American citizens and a number of Polish nationals had appealed to their respective consulates for protection.

A throng of Arabs crowded near a synagogue in the ancient city of Tiberias, smashed windows and hurled a bomb among the Jews holding Sabbath services. One Jew was injured.

A fire brigade in Tel Aviv was fired on while extinguishing an incendiary blaze near the Jaffa boundary. Military patrols were fired on in several places near Athlith. They replied and were believed to have injured a number of Arabs.

The authorities demolished an Arab’s house in Acre and prepared to demolish two more for acts of terrorism committed by their owners.

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