PARIS (Jan. 4)
Police cracked down in Oran today with a second curfew in 48 hours as Jews and Moslems clashed for the second successive. day and violence against Jews spread to Constantine where Charles Cohen was shot and killed, Cohen’s killers were believed to be terrorists of the FLN Moslem underground rebel organization.
Authorities reported six persons were killed today in the renewed clashes between Moslem supporters and European foes of an independent Algeria but they did not indicate how many were Jews. Throughout the day today groups of Moslems and Jews marched through Cran shouting opposing slogans and colliding in savage battles.
The renewal of Moslem-Jewish strife was sparked by terrorist attacks of the underground Moslem FLN against two Jews this morning on the outskirts of the Jewish section.
More complete reports today confirmed that some of the most savage Moslem attacks yesterday took place in Oran’s Jewish quarter where at least five Jews were killed. A Moslem terrorist group opened fire on housewives hurrying to complete their shopping. Three Jews, one of them a pregnant woman, were killed. The woman’s death apparently infuriated the younger Jews in Oran and they swarmed out seeking revenge.
For several hours, any Moslems they found were attacked without mercy. The Jewish youth in Oran took a prominent part in the European demonstrations against independence for Algeria and took revenge yesterday morning for the killing of a Jewish shoemaker by lynching two Moslems.