JERUSALEM (Oct. 21)
An Arab was sentenced to death today for the murder of two Jews in Jaffa last April while an Arab boycott movement against the Jews gained ground in various parts of Palestine.
Sir Michael McDonnell, Chief Justice of Palestine, who has been under fire for alleged leniency in dealing with terrorists, bade Farewell to a group of lawyers before leaving for London in connection with his reported intention of retiring.
Reports in Arab newspapers here agreed with Arab sources in Bagdad that fifteen Jews have been killed there since April, when the current disorders broke out in the Holy Land. Dispatches from Bagdad had mentioned the deaths of four Jews.
Jews in Iraq continued to be the target of Arab animosity, according to Bagdad reports, although the Jews yesterday ended a three-day strike protesting terrorism on the promise of the Iraq Government to protect them.
The Arab boycott drive against the Jews was evidenced by pickets posted before Jewish shops in Jerusalem. Arab merchants were warned to import goods from Arab countries rather than purchase from Jews. A group of Arab capitalists, it was learned, are seeking to organize a company to finance Arab mercantile activities.
Meanwhile, the authorities continued to relax curfew restrictions. In Jerusalem, the seven p.m. to four a.m. curfew was cut to the four hours between midnight and four a.m.
All except two of a group of members of the Brith Trumpeldor, right-wing Zionist organization, detained in connection with the shooting of two Arabs in Tel Aviv last Saturday, have been released, it was disclosed today. The two were held at Ness Ziona and Haifa.
A cypress tree sent by the late King George V from Windsor Palace in London and planted in the King George Jubilee Forest at Nahalal was cut down last night.