JERUSALEM (Sep. 2)
Tension mounted today in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa boundary area following a bombing in which nine oriental Jews were wounded, three of them critically, and an incendiary fire which razed a Sephardic synagogue to the accompaniment of a barrage of shots laid down by arab rebels.
The bombing occurred near the Cafe Lorenz, on Tel Aviv-Jaffa Road, a popular rendezvous for both Jews and Arabs. The fire was in the Givat Moshe quarter of Tel Aviv, which.
is close to the boundary. Efforts of a fire brigade to fight the flames were frustrated by incessant shooting into the area surrounding the building. Several Jews, however, braved flames and bullets and succeeded in rescuing the holy scrolls.
A Jew, Isaac Parado, 26, was seriously wounded by shots fired from Jaffa while he was walking on Carmel Street in Tel Aviv. Troops searching the garden of a prominent Arab, Mochmud el Bitar, in the Aaya village discovered an entire arsenal.
Hanoch Leiblich, 26, a special policeman, died today of wounds suffered during an attack near Gan Yavneh. Leiblich was an immigrant from Germany. An arab was shot dead this morning near the Damascus gate in jerusalem, his assailant escaping. The police post at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem was destroyed by fire shortly after midnight.