JERUSALEM (Feb. 26)
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.