Jerusalem (Sep. 21)
A British Army sergeant driving in a car near the Arab village of Yehudia, near Petach-Tikva, was killed this morning when the car was ambushed. Another soldier in the vehicle was not hurt. Although it is known that the attack was carried out by Arabs, an official communique said “the identity of the attackers has not yet been established.”
The 19-year-old daughter of the proprietor of a cafe in Tel Aviv was kidnapped from her home near Settlement Square late last night, it was learned hero today. It is believed that the abductors are members of a dissident group.
Meanwhile, the Palestine Government denied today that an amnesty will be granted Arab and Jewish prisoners on the occasion of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding, declaring that “this is untrue and completely unfounded,”
In summing up the week’s activities of the security forces, an official press statement reported that a total of 22 suspected Jewish terrorists had been detained. Of the 22, one was released unconditionally, five were freed on bail, ten are under investigation and six are still under arrest.
Four of those detained yesterday, three boys and one girl, in connection with the discovery of an arms cache, are the sons and daughter of an unidentified rabbi. Among those arrested, are reportedly two important women extremists who had been sought by the police for the past five years, and a 20-year-old youth who was found carrying arms. The statement also gives the names of a number of Jews found reading or possessing extremist propaganda.
During the same week, security forces seized two rifles, six pistols, 174 rounds of ammunition and two grenades from Arabs and two pistols and 21 rounds of ammunition from Jews. Considerable contraband–225 lbs. of coffee, 565 lbs. of sugar and large quantities of cigarettes–were also seized.
It was announced officially today that the remaining 485 orphans on Cyprus would be transported to Palestine tomorrow and will arrive on Yom Kippur eve.