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Government Asked to Commute Corporal Punishment Sentences Against Jewish Youths

Influential legal circles here are pressing the government and Sir Evelyn Parker, British commander in Palestine, to commute the sentence of corporal punishment imposed by a British military court against two Jewish youths, it was learned here today. One youth was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and 18 strokes of the lash and the other to one month and 12 strokes.

An Arab who was suspected of selling land to Jews was killed in Jaffa last night by Arab extremists. The assailants escaped after an exchange of gunfire during which one British policeman was killed and an Arab bystander wounded.