6 Jews, 7 Arabs Wounded in Jaffa Border Area; Violence Continues Elsewhere
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6 Jews, 7 Arabs Wounded in Jaffa Border Area; Violence Continues Elsewhere

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Six Jews and seven Arabs were wounded today as terrorism continued in the border area between all-Jewish Tel Aviv and predominantly Arab Jaffa. A Persian Jew, Amon Pacher, 60, was stabbed and seriously injured. David Zipkin, 30, was stabbed and seriously wounded in the same area. Soon after these events, a bomb exploded, seriously wounding four Arabs and slightly injuring three others. Later on a bomb was thrown into the area under curfew, seriously injuring Shoshana Zarmati, a three-year-old girl, dangerously wounding Esther Levi, 60, and slightly hurting Miriam Cohen, 33, and Joseph Malisaddo, 70.

Meanwhile Arieh Rudikovsky, 26, who was wounded in rioting on Friday, died this afternoon. At his funeral, Mayor Rokach of Tel Aviv called for self-restraint among the Jews, while Tel Aviv’s chief rabbis asked for greater protection against terrorism. Later, Mayor Rokach visited District Commissioner Crossbie to urge enlistment of an additional 200 auxiliary Jewish policemen to increase security in the border area.

Disorders continued in other parts of the country. An Arab band engaged troops near Deir Ghoussoun. One Arab was killed, one seriously injured and three captured by troops. The Government closed all northern frontier stations from seven p.m. today for security. In Tiberias, an Arab crowd returning from the funeral of an Arab killed accidentally by a Jewish automobile driver stoned Jewish houses and broke windows, slightly injuring two Jews. a Jewish auxiliary policeman fired into the air and dispersed the attackers.

Yesterday, terrorists killed a Jewish worker in an ambush of a group employed in constructing a barbed-wire barricade on the Palestine-Syria frontier. The victim was Elimelech Reznick, 24, who came to Palestine from Rumania three years ago. Special policemen guarding the group returned the Arab fire, reportedly killing three terrorists.

As an Arab strike continued in Nablus, Tulkarem and Jenin, the District Commissioner warned that troops would occupy the area if the strike was not ended in three hours. Nablus inhabitants met in a large mosque and decided to continue the strike, holding a demonstration after the meeting.

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