Jerusalem (Jul. 18)
One British soldier was killed and at least eight (##)er persons, including a Jewish bystander, were wounded today in a new series of (##)acks on British military personnel. This is the third successive day of raids (##)ce Nathanya was placed under martial rule.
The fatality occurred when a military truck was blown up by an electrically de(##)ated landmine near Kfar Bilu, in the Nathanya area. Three other soldiers riding (##) the vehicle were seriously injured.
In Jerusalem four attacks took place today. In the city near the Machne Yehuda (##)ket place several terrorists opened fire on a passing military truck from behind (##)low stone wall, wounding two soldiers. When the troops on the truck returned the (##)re, a Jewish civilian in the crowded street was hit. He was taken to the Hadassah hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition.
The area was immediately cordoned off by police and military reinforcements. (##)l men in the area were detained in hastily-erected wire cages and were questioned. (##)ring the hunt a single shot rang out and another soldier was hit. His assailant (##)s not immediately captured.
A government communique revealed that a jeep and a staff car were fired upon outside of Jerusalem. No injuries were reported. At an entrance to one of the “protected” zones in which military and civilian government personnel work and live in (##)is City’s sentry was wounded when a hand grenade was hurled at him.
At about 7 p.m. tonight the sirens sounded in the city for the second time within two hours when an incendiary bomb was set off under an armored patrol car. (##) details concerning casualties were divulged.
Extending the area of their hunt for the two kidnapped British soldiers held (##)y the Irgun, the British forces today cordoned off Magdiel and Kfar Saba, two small settlements about half-way between Tel Aviv and Nathanya. The troops withdrew later in the day after a thorough search which uncovered nothing incriminating.