Real Reason Fo Transfer of Palestine Police Officer
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Real Reason Fo Transfer of Palestine Police Officer

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The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has been informed from a reliable source of the real reason for the transfer of Police Superintendent John Alexander Mulloy Faraday from Jaffa to Beersheba, which is regarded as a demotion in the service. It appears that on the day of the riots just as Faraday was entering the police station, bruised and with his arm ni a sling caused by an injury, hungry after twelve hours of constant duty, an Arab on a rooftop hurled a brick which fell within three feet of the officer, and would have caused his death had it hit him. Faraday immediately brought up his rifle and shot the man dead.

Upon entering teh police courtyard, Jacob Ghussein, one of the Arab youth leaders who had been arrested, cursed Faraday. Losing his temper, Faraday punched him into unconsciousness. This was alleged to be rutal treatment of a prisoner under arrest, and it led to the High Commissioner ordering his transfer to another police zone.

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