Jerusalem (Apr. 21)
Jerusalem was under curfew again tonight, after having been curfewless for three and one-half days. The new restrictions went into effect at 10 p.m. tonight “until further notice,” following an attack earlier in the ## on two military jeeps and other army vehicles.
The official version of the attack on the jeeps says that bombs were flung at ?em by persons who hid behind walls bordering the street. Simulteneously, other attackers opened up with automatic fire. The occupents of the jeeps left the vehicles ?d sought cover. There were no military casualties, but one of the attackers is believed to have been wounded. Three persons were detained for questioning. According to an unofficial source, the wounded man was an innocent passer-by who was shot ?g the frightened soldiers fired at random.
Police hunting for the persons responsible for the attack turned up a secret ?rinting plant in the Buchara quarter of the city. The plant had been used to print ?orged identity cards which enabled extremists to penetrate the fortified British security zones. A small quantity of arms was found in adjoining buildings. Four suspects were arrested.
Other incidents which occurred today included the wounding of the driver of a Military truck north of Hadera and the blasting of another truck by a landmine on ?he Ramleh-Aquir road, 30 miles from Jerusalem. Luring the night a huge truck complaining landmines was abandoned near Petach Tikvah when its occupants were challenged ##a military patrol.
Earlier, ten soldiers were wounded in a series of attacks which centered around the Nathanya-Tel Aviv area. A motion picture theatre at a British leave camp as bombed, wounding six, and four others were injured when the truck in which they are being rushed to the scene of the blast hit a landmine. There were several other ##inor incidents, including an attack on a military camp near Rehevoth.
The authorities revealed today that the two prisoners transferred from the ?erusalem prison to Acre, presumably in preparation for their execution were a Jew and an Arab charged with killing their respective brothers-in-law. It had been thought that the prisoners might be Moshe Barazani and Meir Feinstein, whose death sentences were confirmed last week.
It is learned that representatives of the underground groups met with the Bulgarian parliementary mission which is touring Palestine and submitted a memorandum ?utilning their position. The mission was asked to convey the report to Bulgarian Premier Georgi Dimitrov.