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Arab Boycott of U.S. Proclaimed; 2 Jews Die in Disorders

October 30, 1938
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A campaign against “everything American” was proclaimed today by Falastin, Palestine’s principal Arab daily, in protest against support of the Jewish homeland by the United States. The paper said editorially that Arabs throughout the Near East would boycott All Americans institutions.

The Jewish National Council and the Jewish Security Committee proclaimed next Monday as Palestine Aid Day, to be featured by a complete work stoppage and a demonstration of unity with world Jewry in the struggle against anti-Semitism. The day will also be made the occasion for an intensified campaign to raise an additional $1,000,000 for the Kofer Hayashi, Palestine defense and redemption fund. It was announced that volunteers in the defense corps now total 1,300 and are posted at 95 points throughout the country.

British troops demolished four Arab houses at Ranting village as a punitive measure for the wounding of three British soldiers and a Jewish Ghaffir in a land mine explosion yesterday near Far Sirkin. Two Arabs trying to break through a cordon thrown around the village were shot and killed. The Ghaffir, Zen Nadler, died of his wounds today. Another Jew, Zelig Gamer, 30, a Polish immigrant, was killed today in an attack while motorcycling from Beth Moved to Ness Zions.

Arab chieftains ordered all Moslems who have embraced the Protestant religion to abstain from attending religious services in American churches.

Meanwhile, British troops and police pressed a search for the Arab terrorists who yesterday shot and seriously wounded Zama El Khadi, Jewish mayor of Tiberias. The mayor, who is 43 years old, was in a critical condition following an operation for removal of three bullets.

President Isaac Ben Avi of the Jewish National Council, it was revealed today, was among the eyewitnesses to the shooting. He was on the balcony of a hotel on peace street, awaiting arrival of the plane that was to take him to London for conferences on the Palestine situation, when the mayor was shot down from behind. El Khadi is a native of Palestine, member of a prominent, long-established Sephardic family. he is married, has three children and has been mayor of Tiberias for ii years.

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