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Sternist Leader Testifies He Knew Nothing of Group Which Assassinated Bernadotte

The trial of Nathan Friedman-Yellin, leader of the Stern Group, and his aide M. Schmulevitz, was adjourned in Acre today and will resume Monday. A lengthy cross-examination by the prosecutor highlighted today’s proceedings.

Friedman-Yellin denied any knowledge of or connection with the “Fatherland Front,” reportedly a splinter of the Sternist organization. He told the court that he had heard of this group only from newspaper reports. A leaflet signed “Fatherland Front” claimed responsibility for the assassination of Count Bernadotte, the late U.N. Palestine mediator.