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Irgun Leaflet Bombs Explode in Rome, Venice, Threaten British Forces

January 12, 1947
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Irgun Zvai Leumi leaflet bombs exploded in Rome and Venice today, and the chief of the Rome political police has taken over personal supervision of the case in an attempt to apprehand those responsible.

The Rome bomb exploded near the Palace of Justice showering the area with leaflets reading: “The vanguard of the secret Jewish Army of Liberation, with headquarters in Italy, will attack the British forces until a Jewish state is reatored within the historic boundaries of our country.”

The Venice bomb, wrapped in a small package, was left by an unidentified youth near the British press office.

Police are still holding four Jews arrested last month on suspicion of having been implicated in the bombing of the British embassy here. They are: Dow Gurwitz, Tiburzio Deitel, Michael Braun and David Viten.

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