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Complete Quiet in Palestine; Curfew Lifted in Tel Aviv, Eased in Jerusalem

Complete quiet prevailed throughout Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during the week-end following the lifting of the curfew in Tel Aviv and the reducing of the curfew hours in Jerusalem to the period between 4 P.M. and 8 A.M.

It was estimated here today that 5,000 Jews have been detained in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramath Gan and Jaffa for routine investigation. About 2,000 of them were detained in Jerusalem, many of them for breaking the curfew regulations. Most of them were released after establishing their identity, and only 11 are still in custody.

The authorities today indicated that raids such as that on Ramath Can can be expected in various sections of the country “until the terrorists have been tracked down.” All precautions have been taken by the military autherities against any outside assistance reaching the terrorists in the zone which are still under curfew. Even military officers were not allowed out of these zones in Jerusalem and in Ramath Gan without special passes, in view of the fact that all the terrorists are believed to be equipped with British uniforms.

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