TEL AVIV (Jan. 23)
Measures to prevent terrorism in this city, especially a repetition of the bomb explosions which took the lives of three police officials this week, were discussed today at a special session of the municipality attended by Isaac Ben-Zvi, president of the Jewish National Council of Palestine.
While the municipality was in session, the news came that Police Inspector G.Y. Turton had died from injuries he received on Tuesday when a time bomb exploded in a private house. He was the third victim of the explosion. Deputy Superintendent of Police Shlomo Shiff was killed instantly by the blast on Tuesday and constable Nachum Goldman died from injuries on Wednesday.
Condemning these terroristic activities, the Tel Aviv Municipality today issued a call to the population to assist the authorities in “uprooting this evil.” Articles condemning the terror are published today in all the leading Jewish newspapers here.
Davar, the largest Hebrew daily in Palestine, in a leading editorial today states that “this new crime is added to a long chain committed by a band of perpetrators, showing that they are prepared to go very far if not stopped. They are willing to and might succeed in ruining the entire Yishub. Defense against this band is, therefore, a task of the greatest national importance. The entire Yishub and each member must assist in uprooting them.”
The Hemashkiff, another large Hebrew daily newspaper, in its editorial declares: “The acts of robbery and murder which have occurred recently are disastrous to the entire Yishub. While the Jewish nation is doing its utmost and standing as an ally in the death struggle against Hitlerism, such crimes are disturbing the war effort and normal activities of the Yishub. This crime is vile because it was committed against a superintendent who served in the Jewish Legion and who was praised for bravery in defending the Yishub during the disturbances. Licentiousness and crime have reached a peak. Their prevention is imperative.”