Jews Battle Police in Tel Aviv; British Constable Killed in Clash Near Athlit
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Jews Battle Police in Tel Aviv; British Constable Killed in Clash Near Athlit

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Ten Jews and several policemen were injured this morning in a clash in the Montefiore quarter of Tel Aviv, and one British constable was killed in the vicinity of the Athlit internment camp from which 200 “illegal immigrants” escaped last night.

The clash in Tel Aviv developed when thousands of Jews from neighboring sections broke through a police and military cordon which had been thrown around the Montefiore area, apparently on a tip that arms were secreted there. The police attacked the crowd with their clubs, and were met with a hail of stones. After two police cars had been damaged and several policemen wounded, the British major in command of the unit ordered it to withdraw.

The British constable was killed and two persons were injured when the police seized eight Jewish boys during a search in the hills near Athlit for the 200 fugitives from the camp, There was no bloodshed during their escape, although shots were exchanged with a police patrol which the fugitives encountered on the road leading from the camp.

After capturing the eight, whom the police claimed were part of the two hundred the constafies were attacked by a group armed with sticks who succeeded in freeing the arrested youths and spiriting them away before British troops arrived to give aid to the police.


The Palestine Government today announced its intention of adopting the recommendation of the 1936 Royal Commission with regard to instituting an export and comprehensive examination of the local government proliminary to a complete overhaul.

The announcement, published in the Official Gazette, says that such an examination will be carried out as soon as the circumstances permit. Since, at present, it would be impracticable to make arrangements for such an inquiry, the official announcement says, the Government invites the public to submit to the Chief Secretary their views regarding local government. The announcement makes it clear that no inquiry will be initiated until elections to most of the local municipalities are completed.

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