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Jewish Constable, 4 Arab Terrorists Killed As Disorders Go on

A Jewish constable and four Arab terrorists were killed today in continuing disorders. Constable Mordechai Leznik, 25, an immigrant from Poland, was shot dead by an Arab passenger as he traveled in an Arab bus to Lydda. The assailant escaped.

Tewfik Ashanti, an Arab Leader who was wounded a week ago, was assassinated today in a physician’s waiting room. His assailant escaped. Bandits this morning abducted two Arab physicians near Hebron.

Troops engaged a band of 13 which had held up an Arab bus near Kafr Kana, north of Nazareth, killed three and dispersed the rest. The band had kidnaped an Arab and a Jewish policeman who were escorting a prisoner but freed them unharmed after taking their rifles.

A known terrorist was shot dead in resisting arrest after pursuit by police in Haifa. An Arab auxiliary policeman was fired upon and seriously wounded near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, his assailant escaping. A military patrol was fired upon near Gethsemane last night and replied, with no casualties reported. The railway station at Deir-es-Sheikh, scene of recent archaeological exploration, was burned down. The engine and 13 cars of a freight train were derailed by a land mine explosion near Tulkarem. The engineer was slightly injured.

Daoud EL Isea, managing editor of the Christian Arab newspaper Falastin, has proposed to Hebrew editors a joint conference of Arab and Jewish journalists on the question of the rigid censorship imposed by the Government on news involving police, military forces and rebels. Falastin’s suspension ended today but the paper failed to appear because of terrorist threats against the paper if it published only government communiques. The Arab newspaper Assireat EL Mustakim was suspended for three months for violation of the censorship.

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