JERUSALEM (Sep. 2)
Government figures revealed today that 145 days of Arab disorders have produced a total of 1,424 casualties, of which 261 were deaths. The statistics cover the period from April 19, when the first outbreak occurred in Jaffa, to August 31.
Jewish dead number 73, the official figures disclose. (Lists compiled by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency put the Jewish death toll at 79.) Jewish wounded total 276, of which 115 are classed as serious.
Moslem dead total 156, with seriously wounded numbering 209.
Seventeen British soldiers were killed, eleven in action and seven accidentally.
Two British policemen were killed, and seven seriously and thirty-two slightly wounded.
Six Christians were killed, and twenty-three seriously and twenty-two slightly wounded.
Six Arab policemen were killed and nine seriously and thirty slightly wounded.
Two Jewish policemen were seriously wounded and six slightly.
Mining of roads by Arabs, a practice that has been increasingly used in the past few days, has spurred military authorities to a unique course of action.
They are forcing Arab chieftains in villages along the road between Ghaza and Khanyunis, which is believed to have been heavily mined, to precede military lorries using the road in taxis.
The chieftains are resigning their posts as fast as they are called on for this duty by the military authorities.
Yesterday, four British soldiers and a Jewish taxi driver were injured when riding over mined roads.
Passengers of a Jewish-owned bus miraculously escaped injury today when the bus struck a mine near Herzliah and was completely demolished. A Jewish taxi driver, Yehuda Spivak, was seriously wounded last night by a similar explosion near Nathania.
Arabs during the night destroyed about forty acres of orange groves near Petach Tikvah and Raanana.
Syrian newspapers report that Fausi Bek Elkaukagi, famed Syrian rebel, has joined the Arab guerilla warriors in Palestine and has been elected their commander-in-chief.