9 Jews Wounded in Haifa Bombing; Travel Halted in South
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9 Jews Wounded in Haifa Bombing; Travel Halted in South

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Nine Jews were wounded, three of them severely, in a Haifa bombing this morning, marking continuance of Arab terrorism in defiance of a British army of 25,000 and virtual martial law. The bombing was followed by the arrest of several Arab terrorists. It came less than 48 hours after Brigadier General Maunder, military commander of the Haifa area, threatened drastic measures against the populace unless continuing terrorism were stopped.

It was announced officially that 63 rifles, 21 revolvers, 14 shotguns and 5,000 rounds of ammunition were seized during countrywide searches by troops during the past three weeks.

Brigadier General D.E. Wetherall, commander of the Southern District, proclaimed suspension of issuance and renewal of travel permits until the Arab traffic strike has been completely called off. He explained that Arab citrus growers had received permission of rebel band leaders to apply for permits for their drivers, in order to permit them to take advantage of the citrus shipping season, but declared the Government did not intend to allow the rebels to rule.

Al Ahal, organ of the exiled ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, predicted the Arab rulers would urge his participation in the London conferences on Palestine. The ex-Mufti has been specifically barred from the negotiations by the British Government, which holds him chiefly responsible for the Arab rebellion.

Construction of a factory to manufacture recently-invented bullet-proof bricks will be launched at dawn tomorrow by a group of workers who will push the frontiers of Jewish settlement into Arab-controlled northern Palestine. A fortified labor camp will be established by the workers to be called Mishmar Gebulim (Guardian of the Borders). They will move northward from the Kiriat Chaim colony under the direction of a party of Jewish inventors, most of whom are from Scandinavia. The camp will mark the sixth outlying point settled by Jews in the past fortnight.

The massacre of five Jewish colonists by Arabs a year ago at Kiriat Anavim settlement near Jerusalem was marked by the dedication of a simple monument over their grave in the Judaean Hills by colonists from Kiriat Anavim and nearby Maaleh Hachamishah (Peak of The Five) named in their memory.

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