Identity of Moyne Murders Announced; New Raids in Jerusalem, Tel-aviv, Haifa
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Identity of Moyne Murders Announced; New Raids in Jerusalem, Tel-aviv, Haifa

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The real names of the two terrorists who assassinated Lord Moyne, British Resident Minister for the Middle East, were reported here today to be Eliahu Khakim of Haifa and Ephraim Ben-Zuri of Tel Aviv. When arrested last week in Cairo, where they committed the murder, they gave their names as Moshe Cohen Itzhak and Charles Salzman,

The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned that Khakim, who is 25 years of age, left the British Army in February of this year. Ben-Zuri, who is 23 years old, was a student in the Hebrew University which he left two years ago to join the armed forces.

The two arrived in Cairo, separately, and were not even known to each other until they met in accordance with instructions from the central committee of the Stern Group. They left here for Egypt wearing military uniforms and equipped with the necessary documents and supplies. They were in Cairo for 18 days before the attack on Lord Moyne, during which time they secured arms and explosives.

New raids on terrorists were made yesterday in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa following the return from Cairo of the Palestine police officers who went to Egypt to help in the investigation of Lord Moyne’s murder. It is reported today that about twenty terrorist suspects were arrested during these raids.

The Tel Aviv municipal council today adopted a resolution calling on the population of the city to cooperate in crushing the terror. At the same time the Jewish Agency sent a message to the Premier of Egypt expressing the “indignation and horror” of the whole Palestine Jewish community, “We hate the murderers,” the message stated, “and consider them traitors to the cause of their people. We wish to express sympathy with the Egyptian Government for the serious embarrassment caused it by the assassination.”

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