Jerusalem (Jul. 24)
Two Jews were killed at Magdiel, northeast of Tel Aviv, today when the village was attacked by a gang of armed Arabs.
The Arabs, numbering about 20 and clad in military uniforms topped with steel helmets, were repulsed by the Jews who hastily manned fortified positions immediately after the first exchange of fire. The Arabs were armed with submachine guns and Sten guns.
The Jewish dead were Gedalia Bernstein, 56, a watchman, and Mordechai Zukerlan, 36. The number of casualties among the attackers is unknown.
Extremist raids on the British continued today as sirens wailed in Jerusalem. In exchange of gunfire occurred in one of the “protected” zones in the Rehavia quarter, Late this evening shooting was heard in the city, but no details were immediatelly available.
The railway system was attacked twice during the night. In the first bombing section of track was torn up south of Gaza. A second mine was discovered between ??yamina and Zichron Yaacov and was exploded by British engineer troops who could not mentle it. A rail bridge was partially destroyed in this action.
Three soldiers were wounded last night when a truck was blasted in a military park in the Mount Carmel section of Haifa. It was announced that a British soldier injured Tuesday in an explosion near Raananai died today.
Police searching a Tel Aviv plant today discovered a huge arms cache. Removed a large marble slab on which was fixed a telephone switchboard, they discovered steel door behind it, which opened up on a room full of weapons. The police had in searching the plant for the past few days.
TROOPS ENTER AGENCY PRECINCTS FOR FIRST TIME IN A YEAR
Last night, for the first time in a year British troops entered the courtyard the Jewish Agency and examined automobiles parked there and checked the identity the chauffeurs.
For the third time within the past week, thieves held up a diamond polishing story, escaping with some $12,000 in gems.
A coastal patrol apprehended 66 Jewish youths, including three girls, in two all beats. They were detained as suspected immigrants. Later, it was established at they are members of the Hapoel sports organization.