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Arab Terrorist Chief Slain when Trapped in Palestine Village; Jew Killed in Haifa

The commander-in-chief of the Arab terrorist forces in Palestine, Abdul Rahim el Haj Mohammed, was killed today in an action involving British police, troops and Royal Air Force planes.

Abdul Rahim, who was described in a recent British War Office communique as “a more honest and genuine patriot than the majority of rebels,” was trapped in the village of Sanur, near Nablus. Apprised by police of the terrorist chieftain’s presence, troops and planes moved in on the village. Details of the ensuing clash were not immediately available.

A Jewish special policeman, Michel Diengot, 19, an immigrant from Germany, was shot and killed in Haifa’s midtown section today while escorting mail. His companion, Shimon Fisher, 20, was seriously wounded.