British Embargo Post of Tel Aviv; Say Ships Ordered to Haifa to Prevent Arms Sumggling
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British Embargo Post of Tel Aviv; Say Ships Ordered to Haifa to Prevent Arms Sumggling

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The British authorities in Palestine today lamped down an embargo on the port of Tel Aviv. An official spokesman said the ##ve was taken to prevent the smuggling of arms and munitions into the Jewish section of Palestine.

The British action became known when the American freighter Export which had arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday was today ordered to put into Haifa. At the later port the authorities have greater facilities for more exhaustive checks on cargo. ## Export’s entire 600-ton cargo was destined for Tel Aviv merchants, including a shipment of new cars.

At the American consulate here it was confirmed today that all American shipping will be required to call at Haifa. A consulate spokesman intimated that after He teasels are inspected at Haifa they may “be permitted to unload at Tel Aviv.

A Jew, Samuel Giffisman, and a British army corporal were shot and killed today on the road between Haifa and Tel Aviv when a group of Arabs opened fire on ##eir truck. Police who arrived, on the scene to investigate the murders were also through under fire. In Haifa, a Jew, Alex Kaaiserman, was beaten to death by Arabs. Earlier, two Jews shot and wounded an Arab Police superintendent and an Arab police inspector. Two Jews were wounded in an exchange of shots on the Tel Aviv-Jaffa order.

Two Arabs were killed and several wounded in a scrap between Arabs and british troops at the village of Khirbet Ikhzaa, in the Gaza district. One Briton as injured. Two explosions in Jerusalem caused no casualties, but some damage

A gang of Arab bandits held up a freight train between Haifa and Athlit this afternoon, stealing some 200 bags of cement and injuring the fireman.Between ##dera and Quaqun the train was held up by a second band of Arabs who made off with ?other 50 bags of cement. The rail line near Lydda was damaged by a blast last night, set by unknown persons, and a section of track was uprooted today near Betit, in the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv line.

From Cyprus it was reported that 480 Jews, part of a larger group to be admitted to Palestine from the island under the January quota, embarked on the Jewish ##ssel Kedmah today for the journey to Haifa. They are expected to arrive at that part tomorrow.


Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency executive, is preparing to fly back to the United States in response to an urgent all to participate in important discussions concerning the implementation of partition, it was learned here today. Dr. Silver arrived here recently to attend the forthcoming meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee, which has been postponed until March.

(From London it was reported that Dr. Chaim Weizmann will shortly fly back to the U.S. from which he came to England a few weeks-ago. The seriousness of Dr. chairmann’s mission in the U.S. was underlined by the fact that the aged Zionist leader was preparing to return to his home in Palestine shortly.)

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