JERUSALEM (Jun. 19)
Three more victims, all Arabs, were added today to the mounting toll exacted by continuing Arabs terrorism aimed at Jews, the British government and proposed tri-partition of the Holy Land which a four-man British commission is currently investigating.
A sand attacked a village near Tulkarem, dragging out and killing Abdul Abveini, an Arab agent of the Criminal Investigation Department. Police dogs tracked the body to a grave near another village and brought it to Tulkarem, where mosques refused to accord it Moslem rites.
A band of five shot and killed two Arab camel drivers near Kfar Saba. An Arab passerby was seriously wounded by a bullet aimed at Mayor Zakal el Khabis of Tiberias. Another band threatened the Arab village of Lubben with destruction if it did not produce twenty rifles and 1,000 rounds of ammunition with a week. Inhabitants of outlying districts of Nablus are moving into the city’s center in the face of incessant raids by terrorists.
Fields at the Jewish settlement of Rosh Pina were set afire and colonists fighting the blaze were fired upon. A railway line was dynamited near Khanyounis and a military car derailed.
The Police reported eleven cases of Arab violence during the week up to Friday night. They included three murders, one of an Arab woman who resisted robbery and two of Jews.
Meanwhile, the partition commission continued in camera sessions, hearing Major General Robert Haining, commander-in-chief of British forces in Palestine, Major Clark, member of the military intelligence, and Captain Kuillians, member of the general staff. The Commission on Friday heard Neville Barbour, orientalist and strong protagonist of the Arab case in Palestine. He was understood to have presented Arab objections to the partition scheme.
The commission will hold its first public session Monday with Prof. Benjamin Akzin, representative of the executive committee of the New Zionist Organization, testifying.