JERUSALEM (Aug. 14)
The July-August Jewish death toll stood at 81 today after a week-end of continuing disorders in which three Jews and a British officer died and a 7-year-old girl was seriously wounded.
A Trio of cyclists was attacked by an Arab band yesterday afternoon near Yarkona, in the vicinity of Petach Tikvah. Benjamin Bayov, 33, and his wife, Zivia, 30, were killed. Their daughter, Eprha, 7, was seriously wounded.
Terrorists shot and killed Capt. J. S. Howe, of the Royal Engineers, as he was returning from Bethlehem to Jerusalem. Capt. Howe’s service revolver was stolen.
Joseph Israel, who was shot in Jaffa Friday, died in a Tel Aviv hospital yesterday. Bullets fired from an Arab grove in Jaffa penetrated the wooden walls of a synagogue in the Arab city’s Jewish Shapiro quarter, wounding one worshiper. Shots fired into the Government Hospital at Jaffa seriously wounded an Arab patient. A Jew named Joseph Hurvitz was slightly wounded by three Arabs in a Haifa attack.
An Arab driving a car through the center of Jaffa was shot and seriously wounded. The Arab gunman who shot him was pursued by a crowd to the seashore where he dumped two automatics before being seized by police, who saved him from lynching.
Palestine was virtually Isolated from the rest of the world for several hours when Arab terrorists cut telephone lines.
Troops conducted intensive searches for terrorists and ammunition in several Arab villages near Tiberias.
At the request of the prosecutor, the Haifa military court dismissed charges against Mazliah Zeituni and three other Jews who had been accused in connection with the July 6 bombing in Haifa.
Mordechai Schwartz, Jewish constable sentenced to die Aug. L6 for killing an Arab policeman, told visitors at Acre prison today that he opposed acts of terrorism and asked that no movement to sanctify him be launched. He told his fiancee, friends and a representative of Davar, Hebrew laborite paper, that he was dying as the result of a “private mistake.”
Rabbi Meier Berlin, on behalf of the World Mizrachi Organization, Del vered to High Commissioner Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael a petition asking clemency for Schwartz. The petition bears 70,000 signatures.