Tel Aviv Crowd Rescues “illegal Immigrant” from Police, Syrian Troops Arrest Five
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Tel Aviv Crowd Rescues “illegal Immigrant” from Police, Syrian Troops Arrest Five

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A syrian Jew, who had allegedly entered Palestine Illegally, was freed late yesterday from police custody by a crowd, of 2,000 who mauled the policeman guarding him.

The Jew, whose name is not know, was being taken to his quarters in the Estikvah section of Tel Aviv to pick up his belongings before being transferred to a susburb between Tel Aviv and Jaffa.

When he reached the heart of the Hatikvah section he began shouting: “Help, I am an illegal. I am going to be deported.” A crowd gathered immediately and forcedments was stoned and the police left without arresting anyone.

The Arab News Agency reports from Damascus that Syrian border police have arested five Jews who were attempting to slip into Palestine.

Meanwhile, a Jewish settler from a new colony near the Syrian border was held up by a unit of the Transjordan Frontier Force, which attempted to forcibly transfer him to Lebanon on the ground that he was an illegal immigrant. The settler resisted and was beaten in the ensuing struggle. Eventually, he convinced a sergeant commending the unit that he was not an illegal immigrant.

The Transjordan force was involved in a clash with Jews at the colony of Kfar Giladi last month, during which seven colonists were shot. Following this incident the IJFF was ordered to remain in the border areas and stay out of Palestine proper.

The Supreme Court in Jerusalem today issued a writ of habeas corpus, directing the British commander-in-chief in the Middle East to show cause why Ben Eliezer, who helped to rescue European Jews during the war, has been confined in Eritrea, where 150 Jewish terrerist suspects are interned.

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