London (Jul. 15)
The “Defenders of Arab Palestine” today claimed responsibility for the blowing up of the Panamanian vessel Vrissi which sank in (##)enoa harbor last Friday. The Vrissi plied between Italian and Palestinian ports. (##) anonymous letter datelined London and marked personal was delivered to the Reuters (##)ffices. It said : “Our men have struck in Italy and success has crowned their efforts. The Vrissi is the first; rest assured that others will follow.”
On June 10th the first of a series of such letters addressed to prominent (##)ritons announced the start of a campaign to prevent Jews from entering Palestine by illegal means. In Athens Greek police officials are investingating anonymous letters which have been received by Greek shipowners and seamen warning them not to transport Jews to Palestine.