Jerusalem (Oct. 7)
British troops today questioned more than 300 persons in the Yemen Moshe quarter of Jerusalem following the fatal shooting last night of a RAF corporal and the wounding of another. Several persons were held for further interrogation. The Jewish National Council issued a statement condemning the attack.
A military court today sentenced two members of the Irgun Zvai Leumi to 15 years’ imprisonment for illegal possession of arms. The two–Moshe Mizrachi and Amram Dari–were identified by one of the officers kidnapped last June as having been among his captors. They offered no defense, saying they did not recognize the jurisdiction of the court.
The General Post Office, which has been the chief target of a continuing war of nerves by anonymous persons warning that the building would be blown up, received another such threat last night. Police who succeeded in tracing the call arrested not a Jewish terrorist, but the owner and employee of an Arab garage.
Charges against the heads of the settlement of Doroth Ruchama, which was the scene of a British raid last month, have been ordered dismissed by military authorities. At the same time, five Jews arrested for alleged complicity in an attempt to blow up a British destroyer in Haifa were discharged for lack of evidence.
A Hapoel soccer team which arrived in Haifa today to board ship for Cyprus, where it had scheduled a game with local footballers was not allowed to proceed. They were informed that Cyprus authorities had cancelled the contest.