Jew Arrested in England on Suspicion of Being a Member of Palestine “terrorist” Group
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Jew Arrested in England on Suspicion of Being a Member of Palestine “terrorist” Group

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A Jew whose name has not been revealed was arrested by British security authorities in Glasgow on suspicion of being associated with the Stern Group in Palestine, it was reported here today. The arrest took place in the presence of military intelligence officers, on a military transport which docked in Glasgow, the report said.

The prisoner, who was immediately transferred to a military camp fer interrogation and detainment, was found to be in possession of identity papers stating that he was a discharged soldier of Gen. Anders’ Polish Army. His arrest came as a result of a “tip” given the London police.

A large force of detectives was rushed from London to Liverpool today to “screen” approximately 1,000 Jewish passengers arriving tomorrow on the liner Ascania from the Middle East. Each of the Jews will be questioned and required to register with the police.

Scotland Yard agents are also hunting for the distributors of an underground newspaper “Jewish Struggle” circulated in England, which supports extremist activities in Palestine. A police raid on a house in East End, a Jewish section of London, where members of the staff of the underground publication were believed to be, proved fruitless. Other detectives were assigned in Liverpool and Leeds to check printing establishments suspected of publishing “Jewish Struggle.”


Jewish leaders are preparing to draw the attention of the government to the “scare” campaign of the British press on the alleged “terrorist threat,” it was learned today. While admitting the necessity for normal police precautions, they emphasize that the press campaign may degenerate into a general anti-Semitic incitement.

Pointing out that Scotland Yard authorities have made no official statements on the situation, the Jewish leaders insist that “leakages” of unauthorized information which are blown up into scare headlines, could be halted. Sources close to the security police say that they consider the published reports “grossly exaggerated” and that no terrorists have actually arrived in England.

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