Jerusalem (Jul. 15)
Police today were searching for a band of ten Jewish terrorists who hijacked a truckload of explosives Friday night and killed one of the British policemen escorting the vehicle.
In an official communique issued yesterday, the police disclosed that the truck, which was carrying gelignite, blasting powder and detonators from Haifa to Petach Tikvah, was forced to stop by another truck which had been placed across the road. It was immediately surrounded by “ten Jews armed with revolvers,” the communique continued, who, after killing the police guard, compelled the driver to proceed at gunpoint to the vicinity of the settlement En Gammin, near Petach Tikvah, where he was forced from the truck, which proceeded to an unknown destination.
The vehicle used by the terrorists was stolen early Friday near Petach Tikvah, and it’s driver was detained until after the raid, police said. Both trucks were found abandoned, yesterday, in the same area.
A few days ago, a Jerusalem military court sentenced Haim Brenner, a Jewish terrorist suspect, to fifteen years imprisonment for illegal possession of four bombs, hand grenades, a sub-machine gun, pistols and 1,800 rounds of ammunition. Brenner was arrested last year and was detained for some time in the Sudan.