JERUSALEM (Jul. 31)
A young Jewess was killed and twenty other Jews, including six girls and two boys, were wounded today in bombings and sniping attacks in Haifa, Jerusalem and other parts of Palestine.
Arab terrorists threw a bomb into a Jewish-owned bus passing the Halissah quarter in Haifa. Sarah Mizrachi, 20, was killed and Mendel Tschudnovski, 40, was critically wounded. Two passengers were seriously injured and eight others sustained slight wounds.
A bomb thrown into a crowd of Jews near King George Avenue, in central Jerusalem, slightly wounded five girls and two boys.
A 14-year-old Jewess, Rachel Rouznik, was shot and seriously wounded during an Arab attack on the Jewish colony of Gan Hashomron, near Karkur. Jewish supernumerary police drove off the attackers.
Snipers shot at three Jews fishing in the Mei Maron Lake in northeastern Palestine, slightly wounding one of them, Baruch Diamond.
British troops and police inflicted heavy casualties on a band of Arab terrorists in the vicinity of Beisan.
Police closed the premises of the Guardians of the Wailing Wall, a Revisionist group in the Old City of Jerusalem, for six months. A warning was posted that all persons attempting to enter the quarters would be arrested.
Mazliah Zeituni, Sephardic Jew wounded in the July 6 Haifa bombing and subsequently arrested on suspicion, has been transferred from Acre prison to the Hadassah Hospital.
The question of security, meanwhile, was believed to have been the chief topic of discussion at a series of conferences here among High Commissioner Sir Harold Alfred Mac-Michael, Major-General Rosert Haining, Assistant Chief Secretary Sydney Moody, Major John B. Glubb, head of the Transjordan Arab Legion, and other civil and military chiefs.
Twenty Jewish volunteers left for Mishmar Hayarden to reinforce its defense. The colony, where a father and son were slain last week, petitioned the Committee for the Defense of Palestine Jewry for a contribution of $5,000 to rebuild its water station, destroyed last month in an Arab attack.
Jewish prisoners in Jaffa prison declared a hunger strike in protest against appointment of two Arab convicts as their trustee-guards. At the same time, the municipal council of neighboring Tel Aviv petitioned the authorities to build a special prison to house Jewish convicts in Tel Aviv. The petition had the support of leading Jews and the Hebrew press.