LONDON (Mar. 27)
Assurances that peace and order will prevail in Palestine despite the outbreaks of last week which necessitated introduction of a curfew in the Jewish sections of Jerusalem and Haifa and in the all-Jewish city of Tel-Aviv, were given today by Capt. Rymer Jones, new Inspector General of the Palestine police, to the Jerusalem correspondent of the London Evening Standard.
“The Palestine police force is on the job of keeping peace in the country and I am not at all pessimistic,” the British head of the Palestine security system declared, He said that the terroristic activities are being conducted chiefly by two groups of Jewish youths: the Irgun Zvai Leumi (National Military Organization) and the “Stern Gang,” named after its organizer Abraham Stern who was killed in a battle with police in February, 1942.
The Jerusalem correspondent of the Evening Standard reveals that twenty members of the “Stern Gang” escaped last October from the Latrun Jail through a 60-yard tunnel which they succeeded in digging. They were never recaptured.