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Arson. Sniping Mark Continuing Disorders

Arson and sniping marked continuing disorders in Palestine today, terrorists setting fire to a match factory in acre and four Jewish buildings in Haifa, and killing an Arab notable and an Arab constable.

The constable was shot dead as he sat in a Haifa barber shop. The notable, Sheik Kawar, was slain by snipers in Nazareth. Four Arabs were shot and wounded in the Arab vegetable market at Islablus. Policemen taking the victims to the hospital were fired upon.

a band set fire to the office and packing house of the Jewish-established Nur match Factory in Acre, owned by the International Match Trust.

One Jew was seriously wounded when a group of Jewish workers were ambushed near Abukebir in the Jaffa boundary area.

Meanwhile, agitation increased among the Jews for establishment of a special concentration camp together with Arabs and controlled by a staff of warders predominantly Arab.

Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog interviewed “William D. Battershill, Chief. Government Secretary, in this connection, while the Jewish National Council and the religious Agudath Israel sent memorandums to high commissioner sir Harold a. MacMichael. Wives of the prisoners telegraphed the High Commissioner demanding establishment of a special concentration camp.

There are between 60 and 70 Jews in the Acre camp, while there are only six Jews among the 60 warders, 42 of them being Arabs. The Jewish prisoners are reported constantly threatened by prisoners and warders. since the town of acre is terrorized by Arab bands, the Jewish prisoners are in constant fear for their lives.

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