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5 Jews Wounded when Truck Hits Land Mine

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Five Jews, four of them women, were wounded today when a truck on which they were riding struck a terrorist-planted land mine between Mishmar Haemek and Ramat David. Two of the women were seriously injured.

A large crowd of Sabbath worshippers at the Wailing Wall were panic stricken by the explosion of a bomb in a nearby empty Arab courtyard. There were no casualties. A 25 year old Jewess, Miss Yochoved Freiman, was wounded Friday when a bus was fired on near Tiberias.

The Court of Assizes at Jaffa has sentenced the captain of the Greek steamer Liesel to a nine-month prison term and payment of L1,000 fine for illegally landing 906 Jewish refugees in Palestine last month. The crew of 17 were acquitted last week on the same charges.

It was officially announced that the S.S. Colorado, flying the Panama flag, was captured on Friday with 373 Jewish illegal immigrants aboard by the Coast Guard off Herzliah and taken to Haifa. The ship was at first incorrectly identified as the Greek steamship Niko (As a result of the confusion, a J.T.A. dispatch on Friday erroneously made it appear that two ships had been captured.)

Meanwhile, it was reported from Beirut that the French High Commissioner had announced that the 658 refugees from Czecho-Slovakia aboard the freighter Frossula, which docked at the port on July 16 seeking haven for its passengers, would not be allowed to remain in Syria or Lebanon.

Major-General Robert H. Haining, commander-in-chief of British forces in Palestine, left by plane today for London to take over command of the western district in England. He will be succeeded here by Major-General M.G.H. Barker.

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