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2 Jewish Workers Killed from Ambush in Palestine; Arab Slain

TWO JEWS AND AN ARAB WERE KILLED TODAY IN PALESTINE, CLIMAXING MOUNTING TENSION OVER BRITISH PROPOSALS TO PARTITION THE HOLY LAND.

DANIEL STANIETZKI, TWENTY-TWO, AND ISSER BANKUS, THIRTY, BOTH WORKERS, WERE SHOT FROM AMBUSH WHILE INSPECTING WELLS AT KARKUR. BANKUS’S BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM A WELL INTO WHICH IT HAD BEEN THROWN.

THE ARAB WAS SHOT BY UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS NEAR THE TERRASANTA SECTION OF JERUSALEM. ANOTHER ARAB WAS SHOT AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN THE VILLAGE OF SUMEL NEAR TEL AVIV. HE WAS REMOVED TO THE HADASSAH HOSPITAL IN TEL AVIV.

ABOUT 6,000 PERSONS ATTENDED FUNERAL SERVICES TONIGHT IN TEL AVIV FOR ASRAHAM BERKOVSKY, 45-YEAR-OLD JEWISH TAILOR, KILLED YESTERDAY WHEN A BUS TRAVELING BETWEEN JERUSALEM AND TEL AVIV WAS FIRED UPON. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WERE AMONG THOSE PRESENT. THERE WERE NO DISORDERS. BERKOVSKY LEFT A WIFE AND SEVEN CHILDREN.

BRITISH MILITARY PLANES ARE COOPERATING WITH TRANSJORDAN FRONTIER FORCES IN INTENSIVELY SEARCHING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN TRANSJORDAN AND SAUDI ARABIA. URGENT MILITARY CONFERENCES WERE HELD AFTER REPORTS FROM AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES OF TENSION ON THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER.

THE LABORITE HEBREW NEWSPAPER, DAVAR, IN AN EDITORIAL TODAY, WARNED “OPTIMISTS” THAT TERRORISM IN PALESTINE HAD NOT CEASED. THE PAPER DEMANDED THAT JEWISH DRIVERS BE ARMED FOR PROTECTION AGAINST ATTACKS ON THE ROAD.

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