Tel Aviv-jaffa Border Erupts in Flame and Gunfire As Arabs Resume Attacks
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Tel Aviv-jaffa Border Erupts in Flame and Gunfire As Arabs Resume Attacks

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The no-man’s land between Tel Aviv and Jaffa (##)upted into flame and gunfire today as frenzied Arab bands made several attempts (##) invade the city.

Jerusalem, where it was thought there would be wild riots today, following (##)e offering of special prayers in all mosques, was relatively quiet. Crowds of (##)rabs milled about in the Arab quarter, and Haganah squads were stationed in Zion (##)uare, heart of the Jewish section. Several youths attempting to start a demonstration in the street outside the famed Omar Mosque were halted by older Arabs. Speaking inside, Sheikh Jamil el Khati called on the worshippers to wait patiently until (##)e signal has been given. He read the appeal for peace issued yesterday by the (##)igh Commissioner, who today toured the gutted Jewish commercial section of the city.

Meanwhile, amid reports of continuing anti-Jewish and anti-American violence (##) Arab countries, particularly the British crown colony of Aden, adjoining Yemen, it (##)as learned that King Abdullah of Transjordan has sent a note to all Arab rulers, no(##)ifying them that he will not permit “foreign troops” to pass through his territory. (##)bdullah’s stand, if maintained, would effectively hamper efforts to invade Jewish Palestine, since Transjordan is the logical staging area and springboard for a large-(##)cale invasion. Abdullah told the Arab leaders that he was striving for a peaceful (##)clution of the Palestine problem.

The attacks on Tel Aviv began around noon when Arabs fired into the Hatikvah (##)uarter. A strong Haganah unit repulsed the attack, losing one man. Several others (##)ere seriously injured. Later, the Zablawi and Tel Haim quarters were attacked. (##)lames from fires set by the Arabs were still raging late this evening.

HAGANAH REVEALS IT IS STILL HOLDING CRACK TROOPS IN RESERVE

A Haganah spokesman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that up to now only small groups of the Jewish militia have been thrown into battle. The famed Pal{SPAN}(##){/SPAN}-mach, crack striking force of the Haganah, is being held in reserve. He added that {SPAN}(##){/SPAN}as long as there is hope that the Arabs will not begin large-scale operations, the {SPAN}(##){/SPAN} will not undertake punitive action.

(##) as soon as it becomes clear that the Arabs are contemplating ex-## ons, Palmach units will “uproot” Arab villages sheltering ter-## spokesman revealed further that the Haganah has already informed ## of Arab violence that unless they cease their activities, they ## and punished.

## security measures in Jerusalem today were a distinct de-## policy of non-intervention which was in effect during the first day ## Soldiers said their orders were first to try to halt a mob with

In Haifa, a Jewish clerk in a British army post exchange was killed when he ##ed two robbers of unknown nationality. The British manager was wounded when he ##d to surrender his funds. The dead man was Moishe Weisbrot.

A daily curfew has been clamped down on the roads leading from the Arab towns ##allah and Hebron to Jerusalem, to prevent armed Arabs from congregating in the ## Reports reaching Jerusalem said Nablus, Tulkarm and Jenin were jammed with ## villagers armed with rifles.

The third Jewish casualty of the day occurred at Ras el Ain. Nosh Goldrat, ## Petach Tikvah, was killed when a truck in which he was travelling was attack-## The driver was seriously injured.

25 JEWS KILLED IN ADEN; 900 SAFE IN ARMY CAMP

Riots continued in Alexandria where students and workers, defying the government’s ban on demonstrations, surged into the streets after services in mosques. {SPAN}##{/SPAN} persons were hurt and more than 20 arrested. Cairo was tense, but no riots {SPAN}##{/SPAN} reported. The Arab League, which was scheduled to meet in Cairo on Monday, has {SPAN}##poned{/SPAN} its conference to Wednesday.

In Aden, 100 persons were injured in anti-Jewish riots and 900 Jews were ##ed to a military camp for protection. Two companies of British infantry are en ##te by air from Egypt. Shops in the Jewish quarter were looted and many burned. ##ce Tuesday more than 25 Jews have been killed in various parts of the colony and a ##e number of Arabs. The latter died in clashes with British troops and police.

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