Jerusalem (Aug. 26)
Police and troops swooped down today on the ##earei Chessed district of Jerusalem, which is thickly populated by Orthodox Jews, and screened 250 residents, two of whom were detained. No explanation was given for ## raid.
An Arab clothing shop was partially destroyed by a bomb today. The blast is believed to have been the work of Arabs who had warned the owner against dealing with news in violation of the boycott of “Zionist goods.”
High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham today received Sephardic Chief Rabbi ## Uziel and other members of the Sephardic community and discussed with them the possibility of admitting into Palestine 280 Afghan Jews, who have been living in ?dia since early this year, after fleeing porsecution in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, ##t was reported here that the High Commissioner will leave shortly for London to discuss the general Palestine situation with the government.
A special session of the Jewish National Council today adopted a resolution ledging the solidarity of the Yishuv with the 4, 400 refugees who arrived in Gibralar today on three British deportation ships, en route to Germany.
Issac Ben Zvi, Council president, and Goldie Meirson, head of the Agency’s political department here, warned that although the British community was weak, the British should not understimate its powers of resistance. Ben Zvi recaled that ##,900 years ago, Jews were deported from Palestine to Kenya on Roman galleys, while now they are barred from Palestine and transported to Germany on British prison ships.