JERUSALEM (Mar. 5)
Palestine police headquarters today issued an official communique stating that Constable Douglas Maynard, 30, had been shot in the back on Friday by an unknown youth whom he apprehended placing illegal posters on buildings in Tel Aviv. The police announcement stated that the constable, who is in Hadassah Hospital, is in serious condition.
Members of the presidium of the Jewish Community of Jerusalem today visited the District Commissioner’s office and filed a complaint against searches conducted by the Jerusalem police in Jewish quarters on Saturday. Emphasizing that the Jewish community condemned the outbreaks of violence in Palestine and would be happy if the police succeeded in discovering the terrorists, the Jewish delegation pointed but that the raids were conducted in a manner offensive to the Jewish religion.
In one case the search was made in a Yemenite synagogue while the reading of the Torah was proceeding. Similar raids took place in the extremely religious Bukharian. Both Israel and Geulah sections of the city interfering with observance of the Sabbath. The District Commissioner assured the Jewish delegation that no offense to the Jewish religion was intended, but that the police had acted on information that one of the terrorists was hiding in one of the places that were raided. He expressed the hope that raids on Jewish religious institutions would not reoccur.