JERUSALEM (Dec. 27)
Heavy losses were reported inflicted on a rebel Arab band by a detachment of the first battalion of the Green Howard regiment in a clash on the Nablus Tulkarem road today. an Arab peasant and several members of his family were seriously injured near Palestine’s northern border when terrorists hurled three bombs into his home because he objected to their using his property as a hiding place for contraband munitions.
Police today sought Louis Le Bouvier, British general manager of the Ottoman Bank; who was believed to have been kidnapped by an Arab band yesterday as he returned to Jerusalem from the Dead Sea. His car was found abandoned on a road. Two Jewish constables, Eliahu Gluckman, 23, and Aryan Ikuel, 22, and a British constable and soldier were wounded when a patrol car was fired upon near Jaffa.