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Jewish Initiate New Policy of Punishing Jews; Blast Jewish Owned Building

For the first time in the history of modern Palestine a Jewish-owned building was blown up today by the Palestine police force as the ##erment initiated a policy of punishing people in the area where extremist acts oc-##The building, which is an overgrown shed, owned by a 70-year-old man, Abraham ##di, was the one in which an arms cache was discovered Saturday morning during a ##rch of the Givat Shaul quarter of Jerusalem following an attack Friday night on an ##. installation nearby.

Hamdi and his son have been arrested and face detention for at least a fortnight, ## which it is quite likely that they will face a military court. They have both ##tained that the shed was rented to an unidentified man last year and that he paid ## rent in advance and that they were completely unaware of what went on in their ##ant’s premices.A half-hour after the Hamdi family was warned, the one-story ramshackle wood-tin## structure was blasted. All persons in the immediate vicinity were evacuated, ## cluding some 20 patients in a nearby mental institution. The institution suffered ##age to the roof from which a number of tiles were ripped away. Other buildings suffered superficial damage.

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