JERUSALEM (Oct. 27)
A Jewish agricultural student and a young colony official were slain by Arab rebels today in an attack on a school and an ambuscade. Three soldiers and a Jewish supernumerary were mounded in another attack, and the Jewish mayor of Tiberias was shot and seriously mounded.
For the first time in the disorders, an Arab band attacked the Boys’ Agricultural School at Mikve Israel, southeast of Jaffa, killing Dov Shiber, 18, and severely wounding Jacob Koltovsky, 17, both student guards. The school was established by the Alliance Israelite Universelle in 1870. It has an enrollment of 250 students, most of whom are sons of farmers, and is accounted the foremost agricultural school in Palestine. The Kadoorie Agricultural School at Mt. Tabor mas closed by the authorities for a year for security reasons.
An Arab band early this morning ambushed a group of Jewish workers in the orange groves near Ness Ziona, killing Israel Tam, 25, secretary of the Tirat Sholom colony, who left a wife and child. A third Jew, ben Zion Grades, 21, was killed in an accidental explosion of a rocket pistol on a truck carrying Jewish supernumerary policemen near far Saba. British troops yesterday began demolition of an Arab village near acre as a punitive measure for frequent sniping attacks.
Sakai el Khadi, Jewish mayor of Tiberias, was shot and seriously wounded on Peace Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. The authorities immediately imposed curfew. Three soldiers and a Jewish supernumerary were seriously wounded when a military truck hit a land mine near far Sirkin, in the vicinity of Detach Tekamah. The supernumerary is Zen Nadler, 32, an immigrant from Poland.
Troops inflicted four casualties on bandits seeking to escape when a search of the Torah village was carried out. The government school at Assumed was raided and money and equipment were stolen. Terrorists in Haifa set fire to give Jewish huts and a leather shop and also sniped at the central police station.
a communique issued by the “rebel Arab government” warned that any Arab who tried to obtain a travel permit from the British authorities would be punished by death.
Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency, and Isaac Ben-Avi, president of the Jewish National Council for Palestine, left today by plane for London for consultation on the Palestine crisis.