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Palestine Prepares to Enforce Curb on Land Sales; Violence Unabated

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The Palestine Government announced today that land transfer regulations would be made as soon as possible. In the meantime, it advised prospective purchasers and sellers of land and others concerned to “refrain from carrying out such transactions since it may be found that the contemplated transfer will be prohibited under the regulations.” Last month’s White Paper issued by the British Government empowered the Palestine High Commissioner to restrict the sale of lands.

A Jew and an Arab were slain today in continuing violence in scattered sections of Palestine. (Havas News Agency reported 18 Arabs killed in a battle with British troops near Jerusalem.)

A Jewish milk truck was ambushed near the Arab village of Lubia, in the vicinity of Haifa, and Benjamin Kirshon, 34, an immigrant from Lithuania, was shot dead.

The military authorities imposed a 31-hour ban on traffic to and from Tel Aviv following the fatal shooting of an Arab and the wounding of two others in the Salameh quarter along the Jaffa boundary. An official announcement said the shooting was done by an “unknown Jew.” Later three unidentified Jews threw two bombs into an Arab shanty. There were no casualties.

Unidentified persons raided the headquarters of the Agudath Israel, non Zionist religious organization, tore up files and scrawled inscriptions on the walls reading. “Traitors Beware!”

The British Embassy at Berlin, it was learned here today, has informed the German Government that the Palestine administration is dissatisfied with the D.N.B.’s (official German News Agency) Palestine correspondent, Dr. Franz Reichert, and his assistant, Wollhard and has asked that they be withdrawn. The German Consul General here is taking the matter up with the Palestine Government.

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