Pioneer Colonist Slain by Arab Raiders
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Pioneer Colonist Slain by Arab Raiders

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ARAB RAIDERS EARLY TODAY SHOT AND KILLED A PIONEER JEWISH SETTLER IN THE COLONY OF KFAR YECHEZKIEL, OF WHICH HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS. THE SLAIN MAN, RIDDLED WITH BULLETS WHILE STANDING GUARD, WAS MENACHEM ROSENBLATT, 45, A NATIVE OF RUSSIA. HE IS SURVIVED BY A WIDOW AND THREE CHILDREN.

ROSENBLATT IS THE SEVENTH JEWISH VICTIM OF SPORADIC DISORDERS RENEWED ON AUGUST 28. FIFTEEN ARABS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE SAME PERIOD.

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