Jerusalem (Apr. 14)
The hunt for Geula Cohen. member of the Stern Group who yesterday escaped from a government hospital here where she was a prisoner, ?as spread throughout the country. Cars and individuals in various parts of Palestine ?ere halted by police and military patrols and a number of Jews were beaten during questioning.” However, she is still at large.
She escaped from a bathroom window in the hospital where she was taken ten days ago when she became ill with pneumonia. While two Arabs, who today confessed being hired by Jews, believed to be Sternists, engaged in an altercation and attracted the attention of her guard, she climbed out of the window. Miss Cohen, a twenty-yearold Yemenite Jew, was captured in Tel Aviv early last year while making a broadcast on a Sternist mobile transmitter and was sentenced to seven years.
Meanwhile, a British policeman was shot and wounded last night on Ben Yehuda Street, one of the main streets of the city, by unidentified assailants who escaped. Police detonated two small bombs found near Jerusalem on the road to Gaza.