JERUSALEM (Aug. 22)
The two-month Jewish death toll in Palestine disorders reached 102 today when a girl died in an attack near Ness Ziona and a Jew was fatally wounded in a bus attack near the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa boundary. The girl, Rivka Lehrer, 17, a native of Palestine, was one of seven returning from work in the groves near Ness Ziona when they were fired upon. Another member of the group, Leah Kitrus, was slightly injured. The victim of the bus attack was Yona Israelowitz, 33, an immigrant from Poland, who died in the hospital. Four other Jews were wounded when the vehicle was fired upon near the Arab Abukebir quarter of the Jaffa-Tel Aviv boundary area.
Fire set by terrorists destroyed a big Jewish-owned lumber yard here, with a greater disaster narrowly averted when nearby oil tank cars were hauled to safety by railroad employes. The blaze, which lit up the entire city, burned throughout the night.
Joshua Dubnow, Jewish groves foreman who was kidnaped by an Arab band eleven days ago, returned unharmed to his family in Jerusalem yesterday. He told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he had been well treated, had not been shackled or imprisoned although he was closely guarded, but had no idea as to his exact whereabouts. He was informed four days ago that he would be freed.
Three armed Arabs yesterday raided the Kalkillia post office, stole stamps, telephone equipment and about $180 in cash. Three Arab workmen were seriously wounded when a railroad trolley hit a land mine near Hedera.
Abraham Kotik, 25-year-old building worker, was arrested in Tel Aviv in possession of a satchel containing three revolvers, 400 rounds of ammunition and a stick of dynamite. (A cable to the Colonial Office by High Commissioner MacMichael stated Kotik was arrested at a Revisionist Club in Tel Aviv.)