JERUSALEM (Apr. 17)
Palestine today counted 23 Arabs and four Jews killed, and seven Arabs and three Jews injured in a weekend of terrorism, while 10,000 Jews flocked to the Wailing wall in Jerusalem to observe Passover.
One Arab was killed and seven were injured this evening when one of two bombs thrown from a car exploded in a crowded Arab cafe in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem, near the Amon Theatre. A Jewish passer-by, Shlomo Haliba, 55 years old, was slightly wounded. The bomb throwers escaped.
Two Jews were hurt when another bomb was hurled from a taxicab in the Meah Shearim quarter, Jewish section of the Holy City. The victims are Zigelbard, 62, and Eliahu Doar, 58
The bomb attacks came after 22 Arabs had been killed and a British soldier injured yesterday in a battle with troops between Nablus and Tulkarem, and four Jews slain in an ambuscade in northern Palestine. Curfew was imposed in the entire Nablus-Tulkarem area. Troops and Royal Air Force planes continued to mop up in the area.
The First Border Regiment and the Second Ulster Rifles participated in the clash, assisted by planes and armored cars. The ground forces attacked the terrorists, while the planes strafed the band from above. Four Arabs were captured and a quantity of arms was seized.
The ambuscade occurred when six hikers in a private car, returning from the new settlement of Shavei Zion to Hanita, were attacked near Bassa. Three were killed immediately and the rest escaped to Hanita. Jewish ghaffirs (auxiliary police) rushed to the spot from Hanita, and engaged the band. One ghaffir was fatally wounded. The band was reported to have suffered several casualties.
The dead are: Zev Anaf, 24 years old, a ghaffir from the communal settlement, Kibutz Betelem, who died in Hadassah Hospital in Haifa; Josef Rotblat, 19, of Kiriat Chaim colony; Abraham Danieli, 23, of Kiriat Motzkin, and Kurt Ben-Gaon, 25, of Naharia, who came to Palestine two years ago from Vienna and leaves a widow and child.