Jerusalem (May. 13)
The 24 Jews from the Mizrachi colony of Birya ended their four-day hunger strike today when they were promised that their charge that they were beaten by police when they refused to be finger-printed would be investigated.
Earlier, the Jewish National Council had sent a protest to the Government against the police brutality which helped to precipitate the strike. The council demanded an immediate investigation of the Jews charges.
It was learned today that the censor had held up for four days publication in the local press of the reported beatings and the strike. The Voice of Israel, underground transmitter of the Jewish resistance forces, said today that one of the reasons for the strike was the fact that the prisoners, who were arrested on Feb. 28, have never been brought into court for a hearing or a trial.
The secret radio yesterday broadcast a warning to the British Government that if it continues to refuse to implement the “modest recommendations” of the Anglo-American Committee, everything possible will be done to prevent the conversion of Palestine into a British military base.