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Police Report 50 Nablus Residents Questioned About Grenade Throwing Incident

Police have reported that 50 residents of Nablus were still being held for questioning in the grenade throwing incident last Wednesday in which six women tourists and 15 local Arabs were wounded. The six women were not badly hurt and most of the wounded Arabs have been discharged from the hospital. Officials said that the grenade was thrown from a black automobile at a waiting bus which had stopped for Nablus sightseeing. The three American women tourists, while hospitalized, issued an appeal to President Nixon to “send more Phantoms.” The military governor in Nablus warned the Mayor and other Arab notables that continuation of violence would bring stringent measures against the West bank town. The Mayor contended that grenade incidents were the actions of individuals and that the entire population of Nablus should not be made to suffer for such incidents.