JERUSALEM (Sep. 10)
Figures compiled from official, semiofficial and private sources gave a complete picture for the first time today of the devastation wrought in the Holy Land in 21 weeks of the Arab rebellion.
The death toll, including 40 persons killed in yesterday’s violent battles, is placed at 340. Included are 34 British soldiers, officers and policemen; 81 Jews and 225 Arabs.
Wounded number 1,060, including 144 Britons, 276 Jews and 640 Arabs.
Total financial losses in the unprecedented reign of terror which has gripped Palestine since April 19 are put at $13,750,000.
Insurance companies estimate Jewish losses at $7,500,000, and losses to Arabs at $4,000,000, while Government damage is estimated at $2,250,000.
Property destruction is classified as follows:
250,000 trees uprooted;
280 cases of arson;
48 bridges blown up;
300 cases of wire cutting;
32 derailments of trains;
130 acts of sabotage.
Collective fines were imposed on 28 towns and villages, including the Jewish settlement of Achuza Herbert Samuel, named after Palestine’s first High Commissioner. The fines totalled $90,000, the highest of which was assessed against the city of Nablus, for $25,000. (Nablus had been placed under a 19-hour day and night curfew until the fine is paid.)
Curfew was clamped on eleven localities.
The authorities arrested a total of 2,000 Arabs, forty per cent of whom were tried and convicted under the emergency regulations.
Concentration camps held 420 Arabs, many of them among the most prominent leaders in the country.
Police recorded a total of 130 Arab bomb explosions.
Four hundred bombs, including 35 infernal machines, were confiscated by the authorities.
Thirty-five tons of rifles and ammunition were seized from Arab rebels.