JERUSALEM (Oct. 10)
Would-be rioters among Jews who might seek to take personal reprisals against Arabs for the Zion Cinema bomb incident in Jerusalem Sunday night were sharply warned by a Cabinet Minister that such acts would be severely punished.
Israel Galili, Minister Without Portfolio, speaking on the radio last night, declared that “attacking others indiscriminately for their religion or race is not the Jewish way.” He said that security authorities are well able to deal with acts of terrorism although he could not guarantee that such acts can be eliminated entirely.
Mr. Galili spoke following the arrest in Jerusalem last night of about a dozen Jewish youths for picking fights with Arabs and smashing the windshields of Arab-owned taxis. One group of youths was stopped on its way to the Old City shouting insults. They will be brought to trial. Authorities said the incidents did not take the character of riots, and that the police had matters well in hand.
Meanwhile, the intensive investigation of the cinema bombing attempt continued, with scores of people questioned, and an undisclosed number detained by police.