2 Jews, I Arab Die in Palestine Disorders; Doctor Wounded in Attack
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2 Jews, I Arab Die in Palestine Disorders; Doctor Wounded in Attack

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The lives of two Jews and an Arab were added over the weekend to the toll in current Arab disordered.

Yehuda Migdali, 50-year-old mason, was hit by four bullets in an attack today while on the way to work in the Halissa quarter of Haifa. Three Jewish workers unsuccessfully pursued his assailant. Migdali, who came from Russia in 1905, left a wife and three children.

Jacob Berger, 32-year-old pioneer, died in Hadassah Hospital in Haifa yesterday of wounds suffered when Arabs attacked the outlying settlement of Hanuta in the bandit infested northernmost area of Jewish settlement on March 22. Berger was an immigrant from Poland.

Meanwhile, a group of workers who returned to Hanuta after completion of a Road connecting the settlement with the main highway were heavily fired upon for an hour by an Arab band. Transjordan Frontier Force reinforcements which came to the rescue repulsed the band.

An Arab taxi driver was shot dead and a Jewish physician, Dr. Schmuckler of Achuzah, was wounded, in an attack by a band of twelve Arabs hidden in a ditch near Athlit on the Haifa-Jaffa road. They also fired on a truck and another bus, but caused no casualties.

A Jewish woman was killed and two men injured in an accident near Hedera when an Egged Company (Jewish) bus overturned.

A Jewish policeman, Michael Nijnic, was seriously wounded yesterday in the police station at Gesher, near Tiberias, by an Arab policeman allegedly cleaning his gun. The Arab was placed under arrest.

Police and Transjordan Frontier Force men discovered an arms cache in a cave southeast of Samekh, near Tiberias, capturing two Palestinian Arabs, who were held on suspicion of smuggling. The Cache comprised 12 rifles, 18,000 rounds of ammunition and 200 bombs.

United States Consul-General George Wadsworth visited the Zionist youth settlement of Ain Hashofet (Fountain of the Judge), founded in honor of the eightieth birthday of Supreme Court Justice Louis d. Brandeis. The settlement is in the Jezreel Valley. Mr. Wadsworth inquired about the colony’s life, conditions of the settlers and support received from America. He expressed interest in its progress and satisfaction with the tribute to Justice Brandeis. The colonists were delighted with the visit.

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