JERUSALEM (Apr. 27)
British tanks and armored cars were brought on the scene for the first time today since the Palestine disorders started, when anti-Jewish actions continued to break out in various parts of the country.
These formidable military units made their appearance in Jenin, where the Government, as the result of the continued disorders, was forced to close the roads to traffic. Traffic has been halted by Government order in other parts of Palestine as well, for the second time since the disturbances began more than a week ago.
Arriving in Jenin, Major Bramley, commander of the unit, invited Arab leaders to a conference and demanded that they help him restore Jewish motor communications in the district. This the Arabs refused flatly, declaring that the Government had better ask the Jews to use the railway for travel.
Major Bramley thereupon sternly warned the leaders that Jewish motor traffic would be resorted under military guards.
At the same time, the department of railways decided to institute separate cars for Jews as a measure of safety.