Plea to Halt Execution of Three Palestinian Youths Filed in High Court

Max Seligman, Palestinian attorney, was today brought from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by an armed escort to file a plea with the Palestine High Court to halt the execution of three condemned Jews.

Seligman’s request for an order nisi would force Lt. Gan. G.H.A. MacMillin, Palestine military commander, the authorities of the Jerusalem Central Prison, and the military court which tried and sentenced the Jews to show cause why they should not be prevented from carrying out the sentences. Seligman based his plea on the grounds that the trial was “illegal” because the officer who remanded the extremists did not indicate that they would be charged with terrorist activities or that they would be tried by a military court.

The three condemned men, Dov Rosenbaum, 24, Ben Zion Kashani, 23, and Abraham Alkoshi, 21, were captured Dec. 29, 1946, in a taxi while attempting to crash a military road block on the night following the public flogging of a British officer and three sergeants by extremists. Found in the cab were several whips and guns.

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