7 Arabs Killed in Clashes with Troops; Army Court Sentences Family of Ten

SEVEN ARABS WERE KILLED AND TWO WOUNDED AND A BRITISH SOLDIER SLIGHTLY INJURED IN TWO ENGAGEMENTS BETWEEN BRITISH FORCES AND BANDS IN THE HILLS OF CENTRAL PALESTINE, IT WAS ANNOUNCED OFFICIALLY TODAY.

WHILE TROOPS AND POLICE FOUGHT TERRORIST BANDS, THE MILITARY COURT AT JERUSALEM METED OUT A DEATH SENTENCE AND EIGHT TERMS OF LIFE IMPRISONMENT TO MEMBERS OF ONE ARAB FAMILY FOR POSSESSION OF ARMS IN VIOLATION OF EMERGENCY REGULATIONS. THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, ASSAD HALIL SHUMLACH OF GAZA, RECEIVED THE DEATH SENTENCE. A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SENTENCED TO A YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT.

TROOPS SURROUNDED A BAND OF FORTY NEAR ILHAR, IN THE HILLS BETWEEN NABLUS AND TULKAREM AND, WITH THE AID OF REINFORCEMENTS RUSHED FROM NABLUS, ENGAGED THE BAND, KILLING FOUR ARABS AND WOUNDING ONE SERIOUSLY.

THREE ARABS WERE KILLED AND ONE WOUNDED, AND A BRITISH SOLDIER SLIGHTLY INJURED, IN A CLASH YESTERDAY WITH A BAND OF THIRTY ABOUT FIVE MILES NORTH OF TULKAREM. A GUARD OF A COLUMN OF TROOPS ADVANCING OVER THE HILLS WAS FIRED UPON FROM THREE SIDES. THE GUARD COVERED AND RETURNED THE FIRE WHILE THE MAIN BODY OF TROOPS ADVANCED AND FLAKED THE BAND. FOUR RIFLES AND 170 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION WERE LATER FOUND.

TROOPS PURSUED OTHER ARAB BANDS BETWEEN RAS-EL-NAKURA AND METULLA, AND ALSO BETWEEN SAFED AND ACRE, IN NORTHERN PALESTINE, FORCING THE BAND TO SPLIT INTO SMALL GROUPS. THE PURSUIT WAS CONTINUING. TWO ARAB HOUSES IN A VILLAGE WERE DYNAMITED IN REPRISAL FOR DISORDERS IN THE VICINITY.

ARAB NEWSPAPERS REPORTED THAT IZZAT TANNOUS, CHRISTIAN ARAB LEADER, HAD JUST RETURNED FROM EUROPE VIA SYRIA, WHERE HE WAS SAID TO HAVE CONFERRED WITH EXILED PALESTINE ARAB LEADERS. HE WILL LEAVE AGAIN FOR EUROPE VIA BEIRUT FOR A PROPAGANDA TOUR OF ITALY, GERMANY, FRANCE AND ENGLAND.

THE ZIONIST REVISIONIST DAILY, HAYARDEN, WAS SUSPENDED FOR THREE MONTHS BY THE AUTHORITIES, REPORTEDLY FOR PRINTING ON DEC. 10 AN ARTICLE BY VLADIMIR JABOTINSKY, PRESIDENT OF THE NEW ZIONIST ORGANIZATION, ON THE ARRESTS OF REVISIONISTS IN PALESTINE.

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