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German Parachutists Captured in Palestine; Had Wireless Transmitter, Arms

Three parachutists, two Germans and one Arab, have been arrested in a cave in the Judean Desert, police authorities announced today. They were dropped between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea about two weeks ago and an intensive hunt for them has been proceeding since.

When captured, the parachutists, two of whom claim to be officers in the German Army, had in their possession a wireless transmitter, a quantity of arms, instruments for sabotage, Arab clothes, English gold coins, Palestine paper money and a German-Arab dictionary. The police tracked them down through coins they distributed to Arab shepherds.