JERUSALEM (Feb. 22)
In a move to combat the wave of terror that flared up in Palestine this past week, a Jewish vigilante organization calling itself “Mishzar Nayshuv,” which means “Yishuv’s Guard,” has been formed here.
The new group posted placards throughout Jerusalem today denouncing the terrorists and warning that it will not allow anything “even civil war in the Yishuv” to stop it, if the terrorists “do not cease their stupid crimes.”
Meanwhile, the “Irgun Zvai Leumi,” secret Jewish military organization, which was reported to have assumed responsibility for the terror, sent a letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency office here reiterating that it was responsible for the bombings of the Palestine Government immigration offices in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, but denying that any of its members were involved in the assassination of two police officials in Haifa last week. The letter also denied that members of the Irgun had invaded the Hashomer Hazeir Club in Tel Aviv and wounded two youths.
The letter indicated, however, that further outbreaks could be expected. It declared that “the Irgun fights only the existing regime. The first act of that fight was the bombing of the immigration office. We proudly assume responsibility for it.”