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Palestine Planes Capture Gun-running Autos from Iraq

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A caravan of motor cars from Iraq, carrying ammunition and uniforms to Palestine rebels, was located and captured by army planes after losing its way in the desert, it was reported today.

Haaretz, Hebrew daily, said the Transjordan Government had prohibited export of arms to Palestine and had decided to establish stronger guards on the Palestine frontier.

Funeral services, interrupted last night by sniping, were held today for Eleazer Urgeman, 5-year-old Jewish boy, who was killed in a bomb explosion yesterday in Tiberias. He was the eighty-fourth Jewish victim of the 22-week-old disorders.

His mother and 75-year-old grandfather were seriously wounded and his father slightly injured in the explosion.

One Arab was killed and another wounded today in an engagement between a detachment of the British Loyal Regiment and a rebel band.

The expected decision yesterday by the Arab Supreme Committee on continuation of the general strike against Jewish immigration and land sale to Jews was postponed until Tuesday.

(The Havas News Agency reported that a new decree, providing stiff penalties for terrorist intimidation of Arabs who wish to end the general strike, was promulgated today. It provides a £100 ($500) fine or one year in prison for all found guilty of intimidation.)

An official communique said two British sailors were wounded by bombs which exploded during a fire near the Haifa Istaqlal Mosque.

Arabs Friday night attacked the Jewish colonies at Ness Ziona, Rishon-le-Zion, Meshek Seder, Gedera and Ekron. No casualties were reported. Arabs set fire to a grain store at Beisan and a Jewish water pumping station at Pardess Hana.

The village of Samakh was fined $1,500 in connection with the burning of a mill.

Arab villagers near Hebron pursued four armed Arabs who had demanded food when they recognized them as former robbers. One of the pursuers was killed and another seriously wounded.


The Havas News Agency said the terroristic activities of a mysterious Iraq chief, Fauzi, who has been organizing bands of marauders in the Holy Land to wage war on the British troops and Jewish communities, loomed as a serious obstacle to hopes of early settlement of disorders.

The Iraq chieftain came here ostensibly for the purpose of conferring with Arab leaders, but he has been independently recruiting a large band of marauders, including many foreign mercenaries. The activity of these terrorists is causing a great deal of worry to moderate Arab officials. The latter have not entirely abandoned hope for a peaceful settlement and, it is unofficially reported, have made an appeal to King Ghazi to intercede with Fauzi, the Havas Agency said.

Disguised as agricultural workers the terrorists attack from ambush. These assaults have done much damage to isolated British units, according to Havas.

British authorities are taking every precaution to put down fresh disorders, pending the arrival of reinforcements. Headquarters for the southern troops have been established in this city to lead the fight on the marauders, Havas stated.

Moderate Arab authorities were concerned over the activities of the mysterious Fauzi who, they pointed out, is using up funds designed for the relief of workers and small business men affected by the strike, stated the Havas despatch.

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