JERUSALEM (Oct. 26)
The Jewish settlement of Nathanya, named in honor of the late American Jewish philanthropist Nathan Strauss of New York, was raided today by flying squads of the Palestine police searching for terrorists.
The settlement was cordoned off and 650 persons were interrogated, of whom fifty were detained for further questioning. The police issued a statement saying that the head of the settlement and other “loyal inhabitants” were very helpful and cooperative.
The Jewish Agency executive announced today that the Small Zionist Actions Committee, representing the world Zionist movement, has voted to mobilize the best forces of the Zionist movement in Palestine to prevent terrorism in the country and to isolate the perpetrators. At the same time, the Actions Committee adopted a resolution protesting against the statement issued early this month by John V. M. Shaw, Acting High Commissioner, and by the British Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East, Gen. Sir Bernard C. Paget, which attempted to pin responsibility for terrorism in Palestine upon all the Jews of Palestine, and even the Jews of the world.
A Jewish delegation headed by the mayors of Tel Aviv and of Petach Tikvah today visited the Palestine district commissioner and demanded from him a full list of Jews deported from the country as terrorist suspects. The delegation also asked that the Palestine Government arrange mail and parcel service for the deportees and allow a delegate of Palestine Jewry to visit the deportees in their new place of residence. The district commissioner promised to prepare the requested list, but said that letters and packages for the deportees will have to be forwarded through the police authorities.