2 Arabs, Warned to Quit Jobs with Troops, Killed; Tension Mounts
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2 Arabs, Warned to Quit Jobs with Troops, Killed; Tension Mounts

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Two Nablus Arabs were killed today after having disregarded warnings to stop working with British soldiers.

Tension mounted in Jaffa and other Arab centers as agitators sought to whip popular indignation against the failure of the British Government to suspend Jewish immigration into the Holy Land.

The city of Nablus, a hotbed of the recent revolutionary disorders, called a strike for Wednesday, the day the British Royal Commission is scheduled to arrive to begin its long-awaited investigation.

According to information obtained by the police, plans are being laid by the agitators to greet the six-man commission with a renewed wave of terrorism against Jews and Government forces.

Meanwhile, the authorities released all Arab leaders from the Government concentration camp at Sarafend where they had been kept for the duration of the disorders.

Two Arabs were acquitted by a Safed court of charges of murdering a Jewish family of four last August 13 during a violent attack against the city’s Jewish quarter.

A collective fine imposed on the city of Hebron was rescinded by the Government.

Squads of troops searched the vicinity of Jenin, a hotbed of the recent disorders, for Arab brigades who have continued to raid colonies and snipe at travelers. Results of the searches have not yet been made known.

Arab newspapers reported that the Government is preparing to build a new port midway between Jaffa and Tel Aviv, the port to be linked to both cities by two paved roads, thus eliminating a growing source of grievance.

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