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Troops Press Hunt for Murderers of Soldiers; Trespassers on Army Areas to Be Shot

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TROOPS OF THE CELEBRATED BLACK WATCH REGIMENT, LEAVING BEHIND ONE ARAB KILLED AND TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED, PRESSED NORTHWARD FROM THE VILLAGE OF SILWAN NEAR JERUSALEM TODAY IN A RELENTLESS SEARCH FOR THE MURDERS OF TWO OF THEIR COMRADES.

WHILE THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED A $5,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OF TERRORISTS WHO SHOT DOWN PRIVATES THOMAS HUTCHINSON AND ALBERT MILTON IN JERUSALEM FRIDAY, THE TROOPS CONTINUED THEIR SEARCH WITH BLOODHOUNDS AFTER UNCOVERING AMMUNITION AND BULLETS MATCHING THE MURDER MISSILES.

CURFEW WAS DECLARED FOR TONIGHT IN SILWAN, WHERE TROOPS HAD ENGAGED ARABS WHO FIRED ON THEM AFTER THE VILLAGE HAD BEEN SURROUNDED, KILLING ONE ARAB AND SERIOUSLY INJURING ANOTHER. THE SOLDIERS PURSUED THE FLEEING ATTACKERS WITH THE AID OF EYEWITNESSES AND CAME ON THREE HOUSES. THE OWNER OF ONE FELL OFF A CLIFF WHILE FLEEING AND WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED, WHILE THE OWNERS OF THE OTHERS WERE ARRESTED, ACCORDING TO THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY, TO MAKE DAILY APPEARANCES BEFORE THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES SO THAT POLICE CAN CHECK ON THEIR ACTIVITIES.

MEANWHILE, THE AUTHORITIES POSTED A WARNING PROHIBITING ENTRANCE INTO MILITARY AREAS, AIRDROMES AND BARRACKS. SENTRIES HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SHOOT TO KILL AT TRESPASSERS. THE POSTERS WERE PUT UP AFTER TWO SUSPECTS HAD BEEN ARRESTED WITH CAMERAS. POLICE DECLINED TO REVEAL THEIR IDENTITIES.

IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT AS A RESULT OF CURRENT DISORDERS THE MACCABIAD, JEWISH “OLYMPIC” GAMES, SCHEDULED FOR APRIL, 1938, HAS BEEN INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

TWO NEW INCIDENTS, INVOLVING CLASHES BETWEEN THE AUTHORITIES AND ARABS, OCCURRED TO INCREASE PALESTINE TENSION, HAVAS REPORTED. IN LYDDA, AN ARAB DETECTIVE WAS GRAVELY WOUNDED DURING A GUN BATTLE WITH UNIDENTIFIED ASSAILANTS, AND A SENTINEL OF A BRITISH MILITARY CAMP IN HAIFA FIRED ON AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SOUGHT TO PENETRATE THE INTERIOR OF A GARRISON. AN ARAB BAND ATTACKED A TRAIN NEAR BEISAN, SCENE OF A RECENT BATTLE BETWEEN POLICE AND ARABS, BUT NO ONE WAS HURT.

UNIQUE USE OF ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS BY BRITISH TROOPS IN THEIR WAR ON ARAB GUERILLISTS WAS REVEALED. THE GUNS ARE BROUGHT INTO PLAY TO FIRE UP HILLSIDES FROM WHICH ARAB TERRORISTS SNIPE AT BUSES, AUTOMOBILES AND MILITARY PATROLS. THEY ARE BEING USED CHIEFLY ON THE ROAD BETWEEN JERUSALEM AND JAFFA, WHOSE MANY CURVES AND GORGES ARE THE FAVORITES OF SNIPERS. THE ROAD IS NOW BEING PATROLLED BY MILITARY TRUCKS MOUNTING ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS, MACHINE GUNS AND TRENCH MORTARS WHICH THROW GRENADES ALMOST VERTICALLY.

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