Military Commander Confirms Death Sentences Imposed on Three Palestine Jews
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Military Commander Confirms Death Sentences Imposed on Three Palestine Jews

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It. Gon. Gordon. H. A. MacMillan, British military (##) in Palestine, today confirmed the death sentences imposed on three Pales(##) Jews by a military court last month.

The three Irgunists. Jacob Woiss, Moir Nakar and Abshalem Habib, were convie(##) participation in the Acre prison break May 4, during which 29 Jewish prisoners (##) 160 Arabs were freed. MacMillan also confirmed fifteen-year sentences im(##) two other youths arrested at the same time.

Unless High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham intervenes and commutes the (##) sentences, the Jews, who are now imprisoned at Acre, may be hanged at any time, (##) United Nations Special Committee on Palestine and many Jewish leaders and na(##) institutions have appealed for the lives of the men.


The announcement of the confirmation was made while Dr. Chaim Weizmann was {SPAN}(##){/SPAN}ing at the U.N. inquiry committee on his views on the settlement of the Palestine issue. The announcement caused great tension throughout the country. Ro{SPAN}(##){/SPAN} Jewish leaders consider it a provocation.

Dr. Weizmann announced that he will appeal to the High Commissioner for com(##) He contacted Government House, requesting an audience with Sir Alan. (##), speedy reaction was expected from the Irgun in view of the possibility (##) three doomed Irgunists might be hanged tonight.

Informed of the confirmation, Emil Sandstroom, chairman of the U.N. inquiry (##), refused to comment, stating that the fate of the three is still in the (##) the High Commissioner.

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