Jewish Settlement Fined for Shooting of Arab Woman
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Jewish Settlement Fined for Shooting of Arab Woman

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The first collective fine on a Jewish settlement was imposed today when the authorities levied a $1,250 fine on Achuzat Herbert Samuel near Haifa in connection with the shooting of an Arab woman a week ago.

A Mrs. Lassman, 55, described as an American citizen, was released today by Haifa police after being questioned on her connection with the shooting.

She is a member of the citizens’ watch at the settlement. The United States consulate said it was not informed that she was an American citizen.

Several Arab girls were slightly injured in a bomb explosion in the heart of Jaffa. A British officer was slightly wounded in an Arab ambush near Hebron. A girls’ school at Tulkarem was fired on, but no casualties reported.

Nuri Pasha as Said, Foreign Minister of Iraq, left here today after conferences with Government officials and representatives of other Arab states to confer with Emir Abdullah, Arab ruler of Transjordan, in Amman.

With representatives of Arab countries negotiating here to find a way to end the eighteen-week-old disorders, the Hebrew daily, Haaretz, demanded editorially the immediate return from Europe of either Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, or David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the Agency’s Palestine Executive.

An attempt was made by Arabs to burn Dr. Weizmann’s home in Rehoboth. A hut in the courtyard was damaged.

Troops replied last night to gunfire directed at the Jewish cemetery in the ancient city of Safed. The attacks on the cemetery had been current for several nights.

Jacob Bergman, Jewish administrative officer, was reinstated in his post at Safed after the Jews had threatened to quit the city. Bergman was transferred to Haifa when disorders broke out in the city and replaced by an Arab, Hilmi Husseini.

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