PARIS (Jun. 18)
The murder by strangulation in Casablanca of a 50-year-old Jewish taxicab driver, Maklouf Dhriqui, by two Moslems, was reported here today. He was strangled by a leather belt. The general view among Jewish leaders in Casablanca was that the murder was the work of anti-Semites. The victim was a friend of the vice-president of the Em Habonim Fund, which helps needy Jewish children. No trace has been reported of the killers.
The murder followed the earlier killing of a young Jew in a Moslem cinema. He received two knife wounds and in that case too, there were no arrests. Last week a Jewish tradesman in Casablanca was stabbed by a Moslem from whom he sought payment of a debt.