JERUSALEM (Jul. 18)
An Arab band this morning ambushed a group of Jewish field workers at the colony of Beth Josef, near Tiberias, killing one and wounding three others. Special policemen drove the band off, killing one Arab.
The clash brought to eleven the three-day toll in the current Palestine disorders, including five Jews and six Arabs. Today’s casualties were pesach Koch, dead; Israel Meyerhof, Joachim Bestir and Mordecai Zifoni, wounded. The toll since July 4, when the current wave of disorders broke out with a clash in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa border area, is estimated at 35 Jews and 75 Arabs killed, 96 Jews and 129 Arabs wounded. (The toll was incorrectly given in Sunday’s JTA news as 52 Jews and 114 Arabs killed and 300 Jews and Arabs wounded.)
An Arab was slain by troops in Safed last night when he violated a 21-hour curfew imposed by the authorities for refusal to abandon a general strike called by terrorists.
The Partition Commission, meanwhile, continued in camera sessions, hearing delegations from the Mizrachi and the Poale-Mizrachi Zionist organizations. Afterward, the commission visited the Jewish colony of Kiryath Anavim, where it was greeted by Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, and other Jewish leaders. Over the weekend the commission heard Sydney Moody, Acting Government Chief Secretary, and Richard D. Badcock, Assistant Director of the Immigration Department.