Curfew on Jerusalem Jews Lifted; Jewish National Council Condemns Terror

The strictest curfew ever introduced by the British administration in Palestine on the Jewish section of Jerusalem was lifted today after six days during which no Jew was permitted to leave his home for twelve hours daily beginning with 6 p.m.

The curfew was imposed after the assassination of Assistant Police Superintendent T. J. Wilkins by two unknown men as he was walking to police headquarters here. Armored police cars patrolled the Jewish quarter of the city to enforce the curfew. A country-wide search has not turned up the two assassins.

Hayim Zimbler, a young Jerusalem Jew, was sentenced today to one month’s imprisonment “for assaulting Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog.” The trial took place despite the Chief Rabbi’s refusal to bring charges against his assailant.

The Jewish National Council of Palestine, meeting today, sharply condemned the terror. The session was addressed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Zionist leader who flew from New York to Palestine last week at the invitation of the executive of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem.

The Council voted to send a delegation to the world Jewish conference which is slated to open in New York on November 12 under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress. It also voted to postpone convoking the next session of the Jewish National Assembly until the arrival in Palestine of Dr. Chaim Weizmann who is expected here soon.

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