Sniper Kills Jew in Jerusalem; Rebels Raid Arab Villages
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Sniper Kills Jew in Jerusalem; Rebels Raid Arab Villages

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The Jewish toll in current disorders reached 87 tonight when Victor Emanuel Dweik, 23-year-old Mesopotamian Jew, died of wounds received from a sniper earlier in the day while walking in the Old City quarter of Jerusalem.

The disturbances, nearing the end of their twenty-third week, were marked by arson and raids on Arab villages attributed to other Arabs.

A lumber yard at Aukair was set on fire, with damage estimated at $50,000.

Bands of rebels, seeking “contributions” for the rebellion, raided Arab villages and met with resistance. Both villagers and rebels suffered several casualties in the ensuing fights.

Twenty Arabs were arrested on charges of shooting, bomb throwing and intimidation of Arab villages.

Pipelines of the Iraq Petroleum Company in the Beisan area were again damaged.

Military authorities requisitioned many Arab houses in Nablus, hotbed of the revolt, to bivouacks newly arrived reinforcements. A number of the house owners prepared to emigrate to Transjordan.

Troops demolished several Arab houses as punishment for mining of nearby roads.

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