JERUSALEM (Jun. 28)
High Commissioner MacMichael late tonight rejected a final defense petition in behalf of Shlomo ben Josef, declaring he saw no reason to interfere with the decision of the general officer in command. General Haining told Attorney Philip Joseph in a letter that he was not prepared to reconsider the case and change his attitude. Dr. Joseph made a last-minute telephone appeal to London. Curfew from eight p.m. to six a.m. was declared in Jerusalem following demonstrations by crowds leaving synagogues after prayers for ben Josef had been broken up by police, with several demonstrators beaten and arrested. Shortly after the curfew, five british constables, brandishing axe handles and shouting “The Jew will be hanged at eight o’clock!” beat up a well-known Jewess, Regina Prock, in front of her door.