Man Arrested in Bomb Plot Linked with Israel Underground Group

Police today linked Sicricim, a recently organized underground society opposed to the German reparations negotiations, with Dov Shilansky, who was arrested yesterday outside the Foreign Office building here with a primed bomb.

The underground group has been plastering walls throughout Tel Aviv with slogans opposing the “Hitler-Ben Gurion Pact.” The group apparently took its name from an ancient order of zealots who fought for independence of the Jewish State from the Romans.

Shilansky, who faces charges of illegal possession of arms and a ten-year prison term, was identified as a former member of Brith Trumpeldor. Revisionist youth group, in Lithuania. During the war he was imprisoned in a concentration camp and after the liberation joined the Irgun in Europe. He did not participate in Irgun activities in Israel, having arrived after the organization was disbanded, but was arrested a year ago during a Herut demonstration in front of the Knesset.

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