Late Palestine News

The man found dead of bullet wounds in the Haifa Bayside district early today was identified tonight as Valentine Bak (not Bach), 30, a teacher of English and Army translator, who acted as a police informer. He testified for the prosecution (not defense) last October in the kotik trial. The victim was a brother of Dr. Avigdor Bak, cancer researcher of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Arab members of Jerusalem’s Municipal Council today submitted a memorandum to High Commissioner Sir Harold A. MacMichael protesting that the Jews’ campaign for a Jewish mayor was provoking the Arabs. The members threatened to resign if “the natural Arab right” to the mayoralty was endangered, regardless of the size of the city’s Jewish population.

The Warspite weighed anchor for an unrevealed destination this afternoon. The new British destroyer Impulsive also arrived today. It will complete the naval division stationed here.

The leader of an Arab rebel band was killed while attempting to enter the village of Alatara, north of Tulkarem Near the village British troops clashed with the band, killing four and taking two prisoners. An Arab bus was attacked near Jaffa. There were no casualties.

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