JERUSALEM (Jul. 11)
Jewish fatalities in the past two days of countrywide disorders reached nine today when two bus passengers were killed in a bomb attack in violence-ridden Haifa. The dead are Elias Shoshani, 27, and a Mr. Tibias, 50. Moshe Keller was gravely wounded, five others seriously injured and six were slightly injured. Two other buses were bombed in Haifa, the driver of one killing the Arab thrower with his licensed revolver, but no passengers were hurt.
The attacks came after seven Jews and a British policeman had been killed in a night of terror climaxed by a spectacular Arab raid on the Jewish colony of Givat Ada, near Haifa.
A 30-year-old Jewish mother of twin girls and a boy, a special policeman and a colonist were slain by the Arab raiders. Wearing police uniforms, the Arab band entered the colony and were met with friendliness by the unsuspecting settlers. the band immediately occupied the homes of Moshe Goldberg and other colonists, set up barricades and opened fire against the neighboring houses. Every house in the colony was riddled by bullets.
While holding a woman and two children captives, the terrorists killed Naomi Goldberg, wife of the colonist whose house they occupied. She is survived by her husband, twin girls of 7 and a boy of four. A Palestinian native, she had lived in Givat Ada nine years. Before aid arrived, the Arabs killed Itzhak Kamornik, a special policeman, taking his rifle, and fatally wounded Shimon Margalith, a colonist. Kamornik, 24, had come to Palestine from Danzig 30 months ago.
The Arabs having cut the colony’s telephone lines before the raid, the settlers summoned aid by setting off Very lights. First to come was a group of members of gan Shlomo, a cooperative settlement nearby. Rushing into the colony, the group engaged the terrorists in a pitched battle in the streets, finally driving them from the settlement and rescuing their three captives.
Early this morning another Arab band attacked a mobile British-Jewish patrol near Dabourieh, killing one British and one Jewish policeman, Josef ben Moshe, and wounding four others. During the night, Arabs killed from ambush Alexander Zeid, 52, one of the oldest Jewish watchmen in Palestine. Zeid, who was slain while on duty between Sheikh Abrek and the newly established settlement of Kvutzath Alonim, had been a watchman since 1904.
Arab terrorists today assassinated the Tulkarem police inspector. The British authorities immediately clamped a 48-hour curfew on the Arab city and imposed a collective fine of $5,000.