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Bombs Explode in Jerusalem and Haifa

A bomb exploded in a Jerusalem restaurant tonight and another went off in downtown Haifa during the day. Neither caused casualties but damage to the restaurant was considerable. Police detained 20 Arabs here for questioning.

The bomb in the restaurant on King George Street, a busy thoroughfare, exploded in the lavatory. Police said it was a relatively small device. Had it been larger, the damage would have been more extensive. The restaurant was evacuated and searched by security forces who found no other bombs.

The Haifa blast occurred in Paris Square where many Arab day laborers from the West Bank gather each morning to seek jobs in the Haifa area. Police detained several suspects.