Settlement Sends out S.o.s.; Arabs Kill Jewish Policemen Rushing to Aid

An S.O.S. message has been received here by the ##h from the settlement of Halutza, in the Negev, which was attacked by a strong ##arty late this evening. One settler has been killed and several wounded.

The message stated that three Jewish settlement policemen rushing to the aid of ##leaguered colonists were killed by a detachment of Arab guerrilla cavalry ##ed on camels. Further details concerning the action at Halutza, which was ##ed a month ago, were not immediately available because the only telephonic communications system between Jerusalem and the Negev was disrupted when the lines to ### Eshel were cut.Special Haganah squads today set out from other settlements in the Negev to ##r the water pipeline serving the recently-established 14 colonies in the desert, ##ipeline was cut in a number of places last night and the colonists are threaten##th a severe water famine.A Haganah unit last night surprised an Arab band near the Yarkon River, be## Petach Tikvah and Ramath Ayim, which was preparing to carry out a raid on ##by Jewish settlements. The Jewish militia took the offensive, killing at least ##e Arabs. The remainder holed up in several abandoned houses and had to be blast##ose. They later fled in the direction of Tulkarm, with the Jews in full pur##.

Two British police sergeants and a Jew were shot and wounded in a crowded ##salem street today, it was officially announced. The incident occurred on King ##ge Avenue, one of the city’s major arteries.

GOVERNMENT DEAF TO JEWISH PLEAS FOR REMOVAL OF ARAB LEGION

The Jewish authorities are encountering no more sucess than in the past in {SPAN}##ir{/SPAN} renewed endeavor to persuade the British to send the Arab Legion back to Transjordan, it was reported here. Two-thirds of Transjordan’s army is in Palestine on {SPAN}##n{/SPAN} to the British. Of this number, roughly four-fifths are based in those parts the country designated by the U.N. to become a Jewish State.

The Haganah reported that a new incident with the Arab Legion was narrowly ##rted today near Latrun, thanks to the illegal presence in the Jewish convoy of a ##hinegun mounted on the cab of one of the vehicles and manned by Jewish settlement ##ice. According to the account, two Arab Legion trucks caught up with and passed ### convoy on the road, then stopped. The Arabs deployed to the sides of the road ### trained their rifles at the encoming vehicles. As the truck approached, the ##bs saw the machinegun trained on them and lowered their rifles.One of the Jews wounded in the Arab Legion attack on a convoy at Beth Naballah ### Sunday, today described the incident to a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent. “As our convoy approached the Arab Legion camp at Beth Naballah, we saw 40

“I found myself lying under several dead comrades, and heard the Arabs yell ##tedly: ‘Slaughter the Jews.’ Our driver, though wounded, miraculously regained ##ol of the pick-up and speeded to a neighboring British camp where the Britons ### us first aid. All the while we were pursued by the Legionnaires–to the very ### of the British camp where they were halted by a British sergeant who fired his ##lver into the air. However, the Arab bullets wounded the sergeant and the ##nnaires retreated only after British reinforcements arrived.”Jewish members of the Palestine police in Jerusalem have been asked whether ### desire to remain in the international police force in Jerusalem after partition, ##hether they desire to transfer to the Jewish state police. It is understood ## they have all chosen to remain in Jerusalem.

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