JERUSALEM (Oct. 30)
A fresh wave of violence that swept Palestine over the week-end took the lives of nine Arabs and a jew, leveled a new government hospital and razed several thousand fruit and eucalyptus trees owned by Jews.
At the same time, Zakaiel Khadib, Jewish mayor of Tiberias, died of wounds suffered thursday when he was shot down from behind by three arab terrorists who escaped. Government and military officials joined representatives of all Jewish organizations today at his funeral services.
Three Arab prisoners were shot dead early this morning when they tried to escape from two british constables between Sarafand and Tulkarem. arab raiders killed the Muktar and three notables in an attack on the village of Araaba. Two Arabs were found dead and another seriously wounded in an orange grove near Ness Ziona. Moshe Kopel, a Jewish cart driver, was found slain in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa boundary area.
The Government hospital under construction at Bet Safafa, near the southern outskirts of jerusalem, was destroyed by fire set by arab terrorists. two thousand fruit trees were destroyed by arab bands in a Jewish-owned grove near Haifa. about 30 acres of eucalyptus trees were razed on land owned by the pales tine Jewish colonization association near Hedera.
British troops, pressing their clean-up drive in northern Palestine, surrounded the Arab village of Einel Manshieh, near the ancient ruins of storied Megiddo, and arrested 60 Arabs suspected of rebellious activities. Among those seized were the president and members of the “rebellion court.” documents and office equipment were confiscated by the troops.
An Arab band raided the Arab bank at Hebron, stealing $2,500. The raiders also looted a radio shop and set fire to several hundred dollars worth of its equipment. The main telegraph office and headquarters of the Imperial Cable Company have been transferred from Jaffa to tel Aviv for security reasons.