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Victims of Jerusalem Bombing to Be Buried in Common Grave in Ancient Sanhedrin Tome

The Palestine rabbinate today decided to bury the victims of Sunday’s explosion on Ben Yehuda street in a common grave in the ancient tomb of the Sanhedrin, located in the small Sanhedrin quarter. The tomb, ##urial place of Jewish judges, was last used during the period of the Second Temple.

The action was taken as a result of the British refusal to supply a military convoy for a funeral cortege to the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Thousands of Jerusalem citizens lined the streets as the first burial procession got under way f or the 45 Jewish men, women and children who lost their lives in the ?utrage.

Meanwhile, a military court began a secret trial of a British sergeant major charged with abducting four Jews and turning them over to Arabs, who executed them.