2 Sentenced for Life, Arab Village Fined in Drive on Terrorism

A FATHER AND SON WERE SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT BY A MILITARY COURT, A NEWSPAPER SUSPENDED AND A VILLAGE FINED TODAY AS THE BRITISH ADMINISTRATION CONTINUED ITS DRIVE AGAINST ARAB TERRORISM.

ABDULLAH ABU KHALIL AND HIS SON ACHMUD RECEIVED LIFE SENTENCES FROM THE NABLUS ARMY TRIBUNAL FOR POSSESSION OF A REVOLVER IN VIOLATION OF EMERGENCY REGULATIONS.

THE AUTHORITIES SUSPENDED FALASTIN, CHRISTIAN ARABIC DAILY, FOR TWO WEEKS BECAUSE IT HAD DESCRIBED SERVICES FOR A NUMBER OF ARAB TERRORISTS KILLED IN CLASHES WITH POLICE AS “A NATIONAL FUNERAL.”

THE ARAB VILLAGE OF TAYIBA WAS COLLECTIVELY FINED $10,000 IN REPRISAL FOR THE KILLING IN THE VICINITY LAST WEEK OF AN ARAB SPECIAL POLICEMAN. THE MONEY IS TO BE USED TO MAINTAIN A PUNITIVE POLICE POST IN THE VILLAGE.

A CIVIL GUARD OF 150 WAS CREATED BY THE ARAB PORT CITY OF JAFFA TO DEFEND THE POPULATION AGAINST THREATENED ACTIVITIES OF THE TERRORIST “BLACK HAND” ORGANIZATION. MEMBERS OF THE GUARD WILL BE DISTINGUISHED BY ARMLETS AND WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH WHISTLES WITH WHICH TO SUMMON POLICE. THE CITY GOVERNMENT AND THE INHABITANTS WILL SHARE THE EXPENSE OF MAINTENANCE.

“BLACK HAND” THREATS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN AIMED AGAINST ARABS MERCHANTS WHO VIOLATE THE MOSLEM SABBATH, FRIDAY, BY KEEPING OPEN. THE TERRORIST SOCIETY HAS ALSO PLAYED A ROLE IN COLLECTION OF FUNDS FOR ARAB BANDS.

SCORES OF DONKEYS BELONGING TO BRITISH MILITARY UNITS WERE STOLEN AT RAMLEH DURING THE NIGHT.

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