Menu JTA Search

6 Jews Slain, 5 Wounded in New Outbreaks

Six Jews were killed and five others wounded today as Arab terrorists struck swiftly in the wake of yesterday’s outbreak of violence in which nine Arabs were slain and ten Jews wounded. Drastic curfews, embracing this city, the Jaffa-Tel Aviv boundary area and Arab Safed, were continued by the authorities.

Four Jewish workers were shot down when an Arab band ambushed a group on the way to their Jobs in groves near Ein Vered. A Jewish special policeman guarding the group was seriously wounded.

A Jewish father and son were shot dead by an Arab as they entered a shop in the Old City quarter of Jerusalem. Three Rosh Pina settlers were wounded in an Arab ambuscade as they were proceeding to fields owned by the Jewish colony near the village of Muntar.

The identified dead are: Aba Shreier, Mordecai Licht and Arieh Cohen — all killed in the Ein Vered ambush; Chaim Saban, 42, and his son Moshe, 22, killed in the Old City. The wounded include Joshua Blum, 38; Eliezar Kusbiner, 38, and Nathan Rein, 22.

Six Jews were arrested in Tel Aviv under the Crime Prevention Ordinance. Among them were Itzhak Schluger, an engineer in the municipal public works department, and Eliahu Grazinsky, a supervisor in the same department. Dr. Benjamin Weintraub, Haifa Revisionist leader, was ordered confined to his home nightly for one year. Curfew in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa border area was reduced today from 24 hours to 12, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Meanwhile, the Palestine Partition Commission continued its investigation of the scheme for three-way division of the holy land, hearing at an in camera session Moshe Smilansky, Jewish farm leader. Yesterday, the commission heard a delegation of German Christians headed by Wilhelm Fast, chairman of the Jerusalem Templars, who is understood to have opposed creation of a Jewish State that would include their settlements near Tel Aviv, Petach Tikva and Haifa.

NEXT STORY