JERUSALEM (Dec. 16)
The government imposed today a fine of 400 Israeli pounds against the newspaper Davar for violating censorship regulations by revealing the name of Miss Mary F. Hagan, an American tried and convicted here three months ago for espionage.
Miss Hagan was tried in camera, and the government had issued an order that her identity could not be revealed. In its defense, Davar contended it used Miss Hagan’s name and nationality only after these facts had already appeared in the press abroad. Four other newspaper publishers are to be tried next week of the same charges.