JERUSALEM (Mar. 27)
Four persons, including two police officials, were wounded in a new outbreak of violence in Tel Aviv this morning when terrorists attacked two police cars. The attack took place outside divisional headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Three men who had been waiting in a building across the street from the police station opened fire with automatic weapons and hand grenades as the cars with three policemen drew up to the headquarters building. Two of the riders were wounded and one car was destroyed. The third policeman returned the raiders’ fire. The attackers, whom police described as Jews, escaped.
One of the injured policeman was Inspector Wyghorn, who is in charge of the C.I.D.’s anti-terrorist activities in the Lydda district. One of the passers by who was injured seriously was Shlomo Golod, 40, a bus driver.
The Irgun Zvai Leumi distributed pamphlets in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem today warning the authorities that there will be bloodshed if Dov Gruner is executed.
TEL AVIV MAYOR TO APPEAL TO PRIVY COUNCIL FOR GRUNER
The Tel Aviv municipality this afternoon authorized Mayor Israel Rokach to appeal to the Palestine Supreme Count and, if necessary, to the Privy Council to set aside the death sentence imposed on Gruner, who was formerly a resident of the city. It is expected that the appeal will be made tomorrow. Rokach will be represented by Max Seligman, the attorney who previously filed similar appeals in behalf of Gruner’s uncle and sister. Last night, following the receipt of the news of the Privy Council’s rejection of a plea by Gruner’s uncle, all British troops were confined to barracks, apparently in fear of reprisal kidnappings by the Irgun.
The trial of four Jews charged with complicity in an attack on the Jerusalem central railroad station last October 30 continued today with two of the defendants refusing to participate in the proceedings. Moshe Horowitz and Masud Bouton are making an attempt to defend themselves. The court today rebuked the other two defendants, Mayer Feinstein and Daniel Azulai, for loud talking during the trial. The trial is expected to last at least until the early part of next week. So far, 14 of the prosecution’s 36 witnesses have been heard.
Seventy-five Palestinian Jews today left Cyprus on the return trip to Haifa from which they had been deported two weeks ago when they were mistakenly rounded up with a number of refugees who escaped from a beached blockade runner. Earlier this week 300 other Palestinians were returned to Haifa, and now only a few score remain to be repatriated.
Samuel Poznansky, a Palestinian Jew, was today sentenced in Cypran to one month’s imprisonment for illegally entering the island. When captured leaving the Caraclos camp for timeless Jews, he claimed he was searching for relatives.