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Palestine Amends Penal Code in Drive on Terrorists

AN AMENDMENT TO THE PENAL CODE ELIMINATING THE NECESSITY FOR TESTIMONY OF CORROBORATING WITNESSES IN CRIMINAL TRIALS WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE OFFICIAL PALESTINE GAZETTE TODAY AS THE GOVERNMENT PRESSED ITS DRIVE AGAINST ARAB TERRORISTS AND AGITATORS.

MEANWHILE, THE HEBREW LABORITE DAILY, DAVAR, WAS SUSPENDED FOR TWO DAYS.

REGARDING REPORTS ARABS HAD CUT THE IRAQ PETROLEUM COMPANY PIPELINE NEAR JAMEA JISSERMAN, THE GOVERNMENT STATED THAT THE PIPELINE WAS DAMAGED BY ONE BULLET AND QUICKLY REPAIRED, AND THAT ESCAPING OIL HAD NOT BEEN IGNITED.

ARAB SHOPKEEPERS AT SAFED RECEIVED LETTERS ORDERING THEM TO GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THE ARAB CAUSE IS VICTORIOUS, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED. THE LETTERS, SIGNED WITH DRAWINGS OF RIFLES AND REVOLVERS, MADE THREATS AGAINST MERCHANTS WHO SHOULD FAIL TO OBEY THE ORDER.

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