Jerusalem (Nov. 14)
Reports abroad concerning open clashes between the Haganah and the Jewish extremist groups were flatly denied today by responsible Jewish circles here. However, they admitted that the Haganah was attempting to prevent violence where ever possible, even when that leads to a conflict with the extremists.
The same circles disclosed that a member of the Haganah was killed while attempting to remove a land mine planted by the extremists. He was caught in a cross fire between British troops and members of the Irgun Zvai Leumi. They also revealed that members of the Haganah disarmed and imprisoned overnight a squad of extremists who attempted to mine a road near the Jewish settlement of Givat Brenner.
An Arab constable injured yesterday when a mine exploded under a freight train between Haifa and Lydda died today. It was also announced that one of the twelve soldiers wounded during attacks on curfew patrols in Jerusalem on Oct. 24 died in a hospital yesterday.
British engineers today removed land mines discovered by the police on the tracks midway between Haifa and Lydda. Last night a military truck hit a land mine near Nablus injuring two soldiers.
Jerusalem had a bomb scare today when a small parcel believed to be explosives was found on a traffic island in Jaffa Read, opposite police headquarters. The area was immediately cordoned off and army sappers called in. When the package was opened, it was found to contain the armature of an electric motor.
Jerusalem wits have dubbed the fortified government citadel in the center of the city, in which police headquarters and military and civilian offices are located, “Bevingrad.”