Six Arabs, One Jew Slain in New Jerusalem Disorders

SIX ARABS AND ONE JEW WERE KILLED TODAY AS DISORDERS FLARED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF JERUSALEM. THE CASUALTIES, THE GREATEST NUMBER IN ANY ONE DAY IN THE CURRENT DISTURBANCES, ADDED TO A TOLL OF FIVE JEWS, TWO BRITISH SOLDIERS AND SEVEN ARABS KILLED LAST WEEK.

ONE JEW WAS KILLED AND THREE INJURED, AND ONE ARAB KILLED AND ONE WOUNDED IN A CLASH IN THE BETH ISRAEL QUARTER OF JERUSALEM WHICH BEGAN WHEN ARAB BUILDING WORKERS ATTACKED JEWISH LABORERS. THE JEW, OVADIA JOSEF, 30, A YEMENITE, DIED OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THE OTHER THREE JEWS WERE INJURED BY STONES.

SHOTS FIRED FROM AN AUTOMOBILE INTO A BUS PASSING THROUGH THE ROMEMA QUARTER RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF TWO ARABS AND TWO ARAB CHRISTIAN GIRLS. AS RESULT OF THE ATTACK ON THE BUS, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED, A DETACHMENT OF BLACK WATCH TROOPS WAS RUSHED TO THE SCENE, WITH SUBMACHINE GUNS. ARMED POLICE WERE ORDERED TO ESCORT ALL AUTOBUSES.

ONE ARAB WAS KILLED AND ONE WOUNDED BY SHOTS FIRED ON GAZA STREET IN THE REHAVIA SUBURB. AN ARMED ARAB WHO REFUSED A COMMAND TO HALT WAS WOUNDED BY POLICE IN THE AZARIEH VILLAGE.

HAVAS SAID A BOMB WAS HURLED AT A BUS CARRYING ARAB PASSENGERS, KILLING ONE WOMAN AND WOUNDING FOUR MEN. THE DESPATCH ALSO DECLARED A YOUNG JEW WAS STABBED, BUT NOT SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, BY AN UNIDENTIFIED ASSAILANT. TONIGHT MACHINE GUNS WERE INSTALLED AT ALL THE GATES OF JERUSALEM AND ARMED SOLDIERS AND POLICE, WEARING STEEL HELMETS, PATROLLED THE STREETS TO SEE THAT THE STRICT CURFEW WAS OBSERVED THROUGHOUT. SUPPLEMENTARY JEWISH POLICE GUARDS WERE POSTED AT STRATEGIC POINTS IN THE JEWISH DISTRICTS.

THE JEWISH NATIONAL COUNCIL DECIDED AT A MEETING TODAY, HAVAS REPORTED, TO CONVOKE A CONFERENCE OF THE ENTIRE JEWISH POPULATION TUESDAY TO DISCUSS THE PRESENT SITUATION. AT THE SAME TIME TWO MODERATE ARAB LEADERS, RAGHEB BEY NASHASHIBI AND ELIAS MOGHANEM, WERE GRANTED AN INTERVIEW WITH ACTING HIGH COMMISSIONER WILLIAM D. BATTERSHILL TOMORROW. YESTERDAY TWO JERUSALEM MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS WERE ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO THE ACRE CONCENTRATION CAMP.

LAST WEEK CONSIDERED BLOODIEST OF YEAR

WITH FOURTEEN PERSONS KILLED LAST WEEK AND ELEVEN WOUNDED, THE WEEK WAS CONSIDERED THE BLOODIEST PALESTINE HAS EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR. CUTTING OF TELEPHONE WIRES AND OTHER ACTS OF SABOTAGE CONTINUED THE COUNTRY OVER, FEATURED BY THE RAZING OF AN ENTIRE JEWISH BUSINESS BLOCK IN TEL AVIV THROUGH FIRE BELIEVED SET BY ARABS. THE WEEK’S TERRORISM WAS CONFINED MAINLY TO THE JERUSALEM AREA, WHERE AN AMBUSCADE, AN ASSASSINATION AND A BOMBING ACCOUNTED FOR TWELVE of THE DEAD.

APPARENTLY AS A RESULT OF A TIGHTENING OF STRICT MILITARY AND POLICE PATROL IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH, ARAB BANDS CONCENTRATED THEIR FIRE ON THE JERUSALEM DISTRICT, WHICH HAS BEEN THEIR SAFEST HIDEOUT. THE AUTHORITIES’ FEAR OF FURTHER VIOLENCE IN THE SECTION RESULTED IN PROMULGATION OF THE MILITARY COURTS AND THE STRICTEST TWELVE-HOUR CURFEW IN JERUSALEM ITSELF. EVEN NEWSPAPERMEN, NORMALLY EXCEPTED FROM CURFEW REGULATIONS, HAVE NOT RECEIVED PASSES THIS TIME. THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF PRESS RELATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT FORBADE NEWSPAPERMEN TO VISIT A BRIDGE ON THE JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV ROAD, NEAR MOTZA, WHERE TWO BOMBS EXPLODED AFTER SIX O’CLOCK LAST NIGHT, CAUSING A TRAFFIC TIE-UP.

AS A RESULT OF LAST THURSDAY’S BOMBING OF AN ARAB BUS, IN WHICH TWO ARABS DIED, THE ARAB BUS COMPANIES HAVE POSTED PRIVATE DETECTIVES IN THE BUS TERMINAL HERE. THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY LEARNS, HOWEVER, THAT THE BOMBING WAS THE RESULT OF A QUARREL BETWEEN ARAB BUS OPERATORS. WIRES LINKING PALESTINE AND EGYPT WERE CUT FRIDAY NIGHT. A CHILDREN’S COLONY, HANOAR HAOVED, WAS FIRED ON, NO CASUALTIES RESULTING. GUARDS REPELLED AN ARAB BAND TRYING TO INVADE THE SETTLEMENT OF ARTUF. NO CASUALTIES WERE REPORTED. AN ARAB BAND, AFTER FAILING TO EXTORT MONEY FROM AN ARAB ORANGE GROVE, DAMAGED THE WATER PUMPING STATION.

A SECRETLY-PUBLISHED MANIFESTO URGING ARABS TO OPPOSE BRITISH IMPERIALISM WITH "UNSHAKABLE RESISTANCE" WAS CIRCULATED HERE TODAY, HAVAS REPORTED. THE DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED BY AN ORGANIZATION TERMING ITSELF "THE NEW ARAB HIGH COMMITTEE." IT CALLED UPON ARABS TO HOLD FAST IN THE "LAST BATTLE BETWEEN THE ARABS OF PALESTINE AND THE IMPERIALISTS." THE MANIFESTO EMPHASIZED THAT THE ENTIRE MOSLEM WORLD WAS SUPPORTING THE PALESTINE ARABS AND STRONGLY PROTESTED THE BRITISH ATTITUDE IN THE HOLY LAND.

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