2 Soldiers Killed, 2 Wounded by Explosives Near Jerusalem

Explosives placed to protect the Jerusalem water supply today killed two British soldiers were seriously wounded an army captain and a private.

The accident occurred this morning at Bab-el-Wad, midwest between Jerusalem and Jaffa, while the soldiers, attached to the Royal Engineers, were removing the explosives.

The Jerusalem water supply had several times during the recently-ended Arab general strike against Jewish immigration and the Government been seriously menaced by marauders who dynamited the pipeline.

Arab bandits fired shots at a freight train near Zafariah and at citrus groves in the Jewish settlement of Petach Tiqvah. No casualties were reported.

The authorities released 36 Arab leaders who had been confined in the Government concentration camp at Sarafend since early in the disorders. Thirty others had been released shortly after the six-month Arab general strike against Jewish immigration and the Government ended last week.

The Court of Appeals upheld death sentences for two Arabs convicted of shooting at British troops during the disorders.

The Arab press reported that the unofficial boycott of Jewish enterprises was spreading throughout Palestine. Prominent sheiks decided at a meeting here to intensify the boycott campaign.

Vandals out all telephone wires except two between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Twenty shots were fired in the vicinity of Beer Yacob.

The Ramleh railway station, closed as a result of the disorders, was reopened.

The Supreme Court issued an order nisi calling on Mayor Hussein Khalidi to explain why invitations to four Arab councillors to attend meetings of the Jerusalem city council should not be cancelled. The councillors, in defiance of a law excluding members from council meetings after an absence of three months, had failed to attend its sessions during the recently ended Arab general strike against Jewish immigration and the Government. They were among many Arab municipal employes who absented themselves from work during the disorders in sympathy with the strike.

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