JERUSALEM (Aug. 21)
Three Jews, including an instructor at the Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus, were killed by Arab terrorists today as the Arab rebellion entered its fifth month.
Today’s slayings brings the total Jewish dead to 73.
Arabs ambushed an automobile this afternoon carrying six Jewish laborers home from work. Two of the passengers Meir Belkind and Baruch Gurevitz were killed instantly. The other four, including a woman, were wounded. The attack occurred near Kfar Saba.
Belkind, was born in Rishon le Zion thirty years ago. He was a member of one of the most prominent Palestinian families and managed the Meshek Heotzar near Kfar Saba. Gurevitz, was a colony official.
Condition of one of the four wounded in the ambush, Shoshana Glaznitzky, 17-year-old girl, was reported as grave while Reuben Strauss, 23, is in a serious condition.
An Arab terrorist late last night shot to death Levi Billig, first docent of oriental sciences in the Arab section of the Hebrew University on Mt, Scopus.
Prof. Billig was killed as he sat working at his desk on an Arab book, “Hashia,” his lifework.
The murderer fired through a window of the docent’s study. A dum-dum bullet tore an ugly wound in the victim’s head.
The University closed down for the day in mourning.
Prof. Billig was 39 years old. He was born in London and graduated from Cambridge University.
Dr. Judah L. Magnes, president of the university, delivered the eulogy at his funeral today.
An official communique said today that Arabs suffered 32 casualties in an all-day battle with British troops and planes near Karkur yesterday.
Earlier reports said 25 Arabs had been killed.
Heavy Arab losses are reported in a clash between a rebel band and troops in the vicinity of Tubas, near the Jordan River.
Arabs this morning derailed a train near Lydda.
A waterpipe supplying Jerusalem was damaged.
Local Jewish policemen and watchmen repulsed an attack on the Jewish settlement of Kfar Brandeis, named for Louis D. Brandeis, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. No casualties were reported.
Curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. was imposed in the Tulkarem municipal area.
After vigorous protests by Jews, the 21-hour curfew was lifted from the Florentine and Shapiro quarters of Jaffa. The city-wide curfew had been lifted from Arab sections earlier.
The authorities discovered a huge cache of bombs at Wadi Chamma, near Gedera.
Military lorries have already transported 100 of the bombs to police stations. Additional lorries have been dispatched to pick up the rest of the store, the largest yet found in the current disorders.
The Government distributed 190 military rifles to Jewish special police men in the Jaffa district, where violence in the last few days has reached a new high for the disorders.
Ninety more Jewish special policemen were recruited for southern Judea.