Noted Neurologist, 7 Other Jews Slain in Palestine; 10 Arabs Killed in Blast
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Noted Neurologist, 7 Other Jews Slain in Palestine; 10 Arabs Killed in Blast

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Eight Jews, including Palestine’s most prominent neurologist, and ten Arabs died today in the Holy Land’s spreading violence which has claimed the lives of 141 Jews, an estimated 300 Arabs and a score of Britons since the beginning of the current outbreak in July.

The neurologist, Dr. Abraham Rosenthal, 64, was fired upon and instantly killed while driving through the Arab town of Ramleh, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. His car turned over.

Three Jews – a veterinary officer, Dr. Mossinsohn, a physician, Dr. Sturman, of the Jewish colony of Ein Harod, and one Eskin of the Hedera colony – were killed when a taxicab bound for Tirath Zvi, which also carried a Government district officer named Bergman of Affuleh, hit a land mine. Two cars carrying Jewish auxiliary police which accompanied the taxi were fired upon by Arabs as they halted. A police SOS brought troops to the scene who engaged the Arabs. Casualty totals were not immediately ascertained.

Another Jew was killed when an Arab band ambushed a group of five Jewish watchmen near Rishon-le-Zion, south of Jaffa. The victim was Hanina Golubczik, 32, an immigrant from Poland. A special policeman, Jacob Stern, was killed in an ambuscade near the Givat Brenner settlement. A truck driver, Alfred Ascher, was killed when Arabs set fire to the truck he was driving to Tel Aviv. Dr. Jacob Schmeier, an official of the Criminal investigation Department, succumbed to wounds sustained in an ambuscade yesterday.

Ten Arabs were reported slain and ten others wounded this morning when a bomb was thrown into a bus traveling on a northern frontier road. A brisk engagement was going on between British troops and rebels in Bethlehem this morning after an Arab band of 100 had raided the historic town and set fire to its post office and police station. Rebel head-Quarters were reported to have issued a manifesto to British troops calling on them to lay down their arms, stop fighting against the Arabs and cease “defending the Jewish exploiters.”

The authorities withdrew garrisons from three police stations at Beisan, Samekh and the Manshieh quarter in the Jaffa-Tel Aviv boundary area. Police of the Beisan and Samekh stations were transferred to Tiberias, and troops occupied the Manshieh station.

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