British Military Court Sentences Palestine Jew to Twelve Years for Illegal Arms
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British Military Court Sentences Palestine Jew to Twelve Years for Illegal Arms

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Eliezer Ben Moshe Zemel, who when arrested near Tel Aviv on March 8 had a large quantity of arms, ammunition and military documents in his possession, was today sentenced to twelve years imprisonment by a British military court. This is the stiffest sentence meted out in recent years for illegal possession of arms.

Twelve Jewish youths who were arrested several months ago in connection with the landing of visaless immigrants from the motorship “Berl Katznelson,” were released today from the Latrun detention camp.

An official communique concerning the attack yesterday morning on the Ramat Gan police station and the Tel Aviv railroad station discloses that 30 armed Jews dressed in British uniforms participated in the attack at Ramat Gan. One was killed and two wounded. An Arab constable was also killed, and a British and Arab policeman wounded.

At Tel Aviv one of the terrorists was wounded when a bomb he was setting off exploded prematurely, and several were less seriously injured during an exchange of fire with the police. Searches were made later in Ramat Gan, but none of the terrorists were apprehended.


The Palestine Government today announced new emergency regulations to combat terrorism. The regulations provide severe penalties for disguising civilian vehicles to resemble vehicles operated by the British forces.

The Government is rushing preparations for military bases to accommodate British troops which are to be transferred from Egypt to Palestine. The Arab press here reports that British military authorities have begun to transfer their equipment from Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula and are planning to construct installations there replacing those to be abandoned in Egypt.

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