Jerusalem (Dec. 18)
Pinchas Houminer, a 48-year-old Jewish butcher, was killed today when police fired several shots into a crowd which had collected following the explosion of an Irgun Zvai Leumi pamphlet bomb on Chancellor Road, in this city.
The police version of the incident, published in an official communique tonight, had an entirely different explanation for the shooting. It stated: “At approximately 7 p.m. a military patrol stopped a taxi near the Italian Hospice. A passenger escaped, but it is believed that he was hit by gunfire. The taxi driver was arrested. Soon after, the body of a dead Jew was brought to Hadassah Hospital.”