Tel Aviv (Feb. 24)
A huge crowd estimated at over 50,000 thronged the streets and roof-tops here today in a drenching rain, as a joint funeral was held for four Jewish youths killed during an attack on a British police camp at Sarona. Jewish leaders and uniformed members of the British Army, Navy and Royal Air Force headed the funeral procession.
Leaflets distributed by the Haganah–largest Jewish resistance movement–to which the dead youths belonged, said: “All Jewry is proud of its heroes, and deplores their death.”
The Hebrew press this morning carries front-page black-framed boxes giving the names of the four as: Sharagi Herr, Amiram Klinikov, Ahron Yedida and a youth named Bindels, whose first name is not known.
Meanwhile, police today imposed an 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. curfew on the northern part of Palestine, particularly along the coast from Haifa north to Acre and east to Nazareth. Even railroads are affected. The curfew order exempts built-up areas and larger villages.
A special issue of the Official Gazette announced today that the war-time defense regulations are revoked as of tomorrow, but the new emergency measures promulgated several weeks ago remain in force.
In the midst of this tension, Dr. Chaim Weizmann arrived in Jerusalem this morning from London. He was met by leaders of the Jewish Agency and the Histadruth.