Arab Killed, 5 Injured in Jerusalem Bombing; 5 O’clock Curfew Imposed

FOR THE SECOND TIME WITHIN A MONTH THE HOLY CITY WAS PUT UNDER RIGID CURFEW TODAY — FROM FIVE P.M. TO FIVE A.M. — AS BOMB, TORCH AND BULLET RAISED THE DEATH AND PROPERTY TOLL IN THE RESURGENT ARAB DISORDERS AND MARRED CELEBRATION OF ARMISTICE DAY.

A BOMB WAS HURLED INTO AN ARAB BUS NEAR THE POST OFFICE, KILLING ONE ARAB AND WOUNDING FIVE OTHERS, THREE OF THEM SERIOUSLY. ANOTHER BOMB EXPLODED NEAR THE RAILWAY STATION BUT DID NO DAMAGE. THE EXPLOSIONS THREW THE ENTIRE CITY INTO A PANIC.

EARLIER, A HUGE FIRE OF SUSPECTED INCENDIARY ORIGIN SWEPT THE EGGED BUS COMPANY’S GARAGE IN TEL AVIV, HOUSING MANY OF THE BUSES OPERATED BY THE JEWISH-OWNED TRANSPORTATION FIRM. THE FIRE WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SET BY ARAB TERRORISTS. A BOMB EXPLODED HARMLESSLY IN THE CHRISTIAN QUARTER OF SAFED.

THE BOMBINGS AND FIRE CAME AS BRITONS AND JEWS JOINED IN OBSERVING ARMISTICE DAY. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FAMED JEWISH LEGION, WHICH HELPED WREST THE HOLY LAND FROM THE TURKS IN THE WORLD WAR, LAID WREATHS AT THE CENOTAPH ATOP MT. SCOPUS, WHILE ARCHDEACON W. H. STEWART UTTERED A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE.

AN ARAB WAS SHOT DEAD THIS MORNING NEAR THE ARAB VILLAGE OF LIFTA, WHICH BORDERS ON JERUSALEM. A YEMENITE JEW, YEHIA MANSOUR, 40, IS IN A SERIOUS CONDITION AS RESULT OF BULLET WOUNDS INFLICTED YESTERDAY BY AN ARAB ASSAILANT AS HE WALKED IN THE OLD CITY.

THE NEWEST OUTBREAKS OCCURRED AS THE PALESTINE GOVERNMENT WAS ISSUING A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE CONTAINING ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW MILITARY COURTS WHICH, STARTING NOV. 18, ARE EMPOWERED TO METE OUT DEATH SENTENCES FOR ACTS OF TERRORISM.

AN APPEAL TO ARABS TO CEASE DISTURBANCES WAS MADE BY SHEIKH EL FARUKI, EDITOR OF THE ARAB DAILY, AL JAMIA EL ISLAMIA, WHO ASSERTED THE TERRORISM WAS ” GRIST FOR THE MILLS OF THE JEWS AND BRITISH, WHO SEEK A SOLUTION OF THE PALESTINE PROBLEM IN PARTITION, AIMING TO DIVIDE PALESTINE AND ESTABLISH A JEWISH STATE AT ANY PRICE.”

THE EDITOR ADDED: “DESPITE THE SACRIFICES OF INNOCENT PEOPLE NOT CONCERNED IN POLITICS, SUCH AS YELLIN (AVINOAM YELLIN, GOVERNMENT EDUCATION INSPECTOR SLAIN BY ARABS LAST MONTH), THE TERROR does not convince the Jews and British, AND IS ONLY SPEEDING PARTITION.”

NEW SETTLEMENTS WILL BE ESTABLISHED NEAR THE COLONY OF KIRIAT ANAVIM IN MEMORY OF THE FIVE JEWISH LABORERS SLAIN THERE NOV. 9 IN AN ARAB AMBUSCADE, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY AT THE THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HISTADRUTH, PALESTINE JEWISH LABOR FEDERATION, IN TEL AVIV.

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