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Police Raid Oldest Jewish Settlement in Palestine in Search for Terrorists

Continuing their hunt for terrorists, the Palestine police today raided Rishon L’Zion, the oldest Jewish settlement in Palestine, and arrested today in Jerusalem one of the leaders of the terrorist Stern group, Shlomo Zurabin, who succeeded in escaping a year ago from the Latrun jail. Another alleged leader of the Stern group, Joshua Cohen, was also arrested in Jerusalem, the announcement said.

At a press conference today, Dr. Nathan Altman, leader of the New Zionist Organization, warned that the decision announced last week by the Jewish Agency to wipe out terrorism among Jews in Palestine may lead to civil war. He called upon the Palestine Government to revoke the deportations of Jews suspected of cooperating with the terrorists and urged Palestine Jewry to protest against such deportations.