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Jewish Student Wounded in Jerusalem; Haifa Arab Notable Killed

SHLOMO BAUM, 21-YEAR-OLD JEWISH STUDENT AT TEACHERS COLLEGE, WAS SHOT AND WOUNDED IN BOTH LUNGS TODAY WHILE BICYCLING HOME FROM THE COLLEGE. HE CAME TO PALESTINE FROM GERMANY TWO YEARS AGO.

A PROMINENT ARAB LAWYER WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN A HAIFA STREET AT MIDDAY YESTERDAY AND A POLICEMAN WHO TRIED TO CAPTURE THE ASSASSIN WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. THE VICTIM WAS SHEIKH MAHMOUD EL KHATIB, MEMBER OF A WEALTHY FAMILY AND KNOWN AS AN OPPONENT OF THE MUFTI OF JERUSALEM, WHO IS NOW AN EXILE IN SYRIA. HE HAD BEEN REPEATEDLY THREATENED RECENTLY BY AN ARAB “BLACKHAND” ORGANIZATION AND HAD HAD SEVERAL NARROW ESCAPES FROM DEATH. ONCE HE LEAPED FROM THE WINDOW OF HIS OWN HOME WHEN GUNMEN ENTERED.

A 13-YEAR-OLD JEWISH BOY WHO WAS WOUNDED IN HAIFA BY AN ARAB TERRORIST ESCAPING FROM AN UNSUCCESSFUL BOMB ATTEMPT DIED IN A HOSPITAL.

A BRITISH POLICE BILLET AT HEBRON WAS HEAVILY FIRED ON DURING THE NIGHT. THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES. TWO ARAB HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE OF INDUR WERE DYNAMITED BY THE AUTHORITIES AS REPRISAL FOR DAMAGE TO THE IRAQ PETROLEUM CORPORATION’S PIPELINE AT GANIGAR.

KING IBN SAUD OF SAUDI ARABIA IS REPORTED TO HAVE REJECTED A PLEA BY EXILED PALESTINE ARAB LEADERS TO CALL A PAN-ARAB CONGRESS IN MECCA DURING THE PILGRIMAGE PERIOD.

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