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4 Jews Killed by Arabs; Month’s Toll Put at 48

Arab terrorists killed four Jews today, raising to 48 the Jewish death toll in July’s disorders. Five other Jews were wounded.

A truck carrying Jewish laborers to work was ambushed early this morning near Ramat Hakovesh. Two of the group, Daniel Levin, 32, of Poland, and Walter Rosenthal, 28, of Germany, were slain. Two members of the Ramat Hakovesh settlement were seriously wounded and three others sustained lesser wounds. Special policemen guarding the truck returned the Arab fire, killing four terrorists.

Snipers shot and killed Yitzchak Yoseph, 32, who was waiting for a bus to Jerusalem this morning on the highway near Motza. A fourth Jew, Avi Shiber, 18, was fatally wounded in an Arab attack on the vineyards of the Zichron Jacob colony. Troops from Beth Shlomo and Karkur, police from Zichron Jacob and auxiliary police from Hedera rushed to the spot and machine-gunned the band, which retreated with troops in pursuit. Two Jewish pedestrians were injured by knives and stones in Haifa.

The Friday-to-Friday toll is 20 Jews killed and 13 wounded, 2 British soldiers killed and 5 wounded, 27 Arabs recorded killed. The toll for july is 148 killed, of whom 48 were Jews, and 328 wounded, of whom 118 are Jews.

The unprecedented campaign of raids in the heart of Jewish territory was featured by stout defence by a handful of settlers with two dozen licensed revolvers against bands numbering more than a hundred. Often massacres were narrowly averted. The Jews are clinging to every one of the most dangerous outposts, and no point has been abandoned, except Peikin, near Acre, which was evacuated by the police. Davar, laborite Hebrew daily, in a leading editorial, appealed to Palestine Jewry for volunteers to augment and relieve exhausted Jewish defence forces.

Meanwhile, rebels, led by Sheikh Abdura il Natab, are warring against the British in Samaria, infesting the hills, attacking police stations, army camps and road patrols, dynamiting bridges, mining roads, destroying telephones and disrupting traffic communicat- ions. Yesterday the troops began combing the Nablus-Tulkarem-Jenin “terror triangle,” arresting 650 Arab suspects. In two encounters between bands and troops, one Arab was killed and several were wounded, and a soldier was slightly injured.

Davar was suspended for a fortnight by the authorities for an article on the Haifa situation.

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