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Arab Terrorism Revived in North Palestine; Colony Attacked

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Renewed Arab terrorism flared in several parts of northern Palestine today, marked by bombings in Haifa, an armed attack on the Jewish colony of Beth Joseph during which an Arab raider was slain and mounting tension in the Arab city of Tulkarem.

The Haifa bombings are being accompanied by letters threatening death to all who fail to obey orders of the Arab bands.

An Arab band that attacked a group of pioneers ploughing Beth Joseph fields in the bandit-infested Beisan area was routed by the fire of special guards. One of the attacking Arabs was fatally wounded. Found with a loaded German rifle, he confessed to being one of the raiders before he died. None of the Jews was wounded.

Planes flew low over Tulkarem streets and police and military were in full control of the Arab city as a general strike in effect since Saturday was called off. The strike was proclaimed following imposition of a $750 collective fine against residents of a street in which Constable Fullbrooke, a Briton, was shot Friday by an Arab who escaped.

The authorities have made scores of arrests in connection with the shooting.

An Arab delegation called on Government officials to seek lifting of the curfew in effect since the shooting.

Meanwhile, in Safed, where the Jewish police inspector, H. Zlotnik, had been shot and wounded, district authorities, police and military commanders called a conference of Arab notables and warned them of severe measures if violence continued. Several Arabs were detained in the ancient city.

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