Haifa (Oct. 16)
Sentences ranging from three to seven years imprisenment were imposed today upon twenty Jewish youths who were convicted last week by a British military court of illegal possession of arms.
Three of the youths, including the two girl defendants, received three year terms; twelve were sentenced to seven years; one to six years; three to five years; and one to four years.
After the announcement of the sentences the twenty accused stood to attention and sand “hatikva.” Relatives who crowded the courtroom joined in the singing with tears streaming down their faces.
A hold attempt to hold up a military truck carrying a large pay roll was frustrated this afternoon when three British soldiers, commanded by a Jewish major, beat off a group of unknown assailants. The attackers threw bombs and stones in an attempt to halt the truck at a rail crossing in the Hatikvah section of Tel Aviv, but the driver ran his vehicle through lowered crossing gates and shots from the escorting soldiers scattered the gunmen, one of whom is believed to have been wounded.