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3 Jews Slain in Arab Attack on Colony; Troops Kill 21 Arabs in Clashes

December 4, 1938
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Three Jews were killed in an Arab raid today and at least 21 Arabs were killed in attacks and clashes with British troops, adding to a November toll unofficially put at 198, including 139 Arab terrorists, 35 peaceful Arabs, 13 Jews and 11 British soldiers.

Three young Jews were killed in a dawn raid by a large Arab band on the Jewish colony of Tel Amal near Beisan. British troops and Royal Air Force planes pursued and engaged the band, killing at least 15 of their number and capturing five others. The Jewish victims were Max Heller, 26, of Germany; Benjamin Miletzki, 23, of Riga, Latvia, and Yehuda Papo, 27, of Bulgaria.

Troops searching the Taluba village in Samaria discovered and engaged a band, inflicting casualties whose number was not immediately ascertained. Arab terrorists assassinated the mukhtar (local chieftain) of the Arab village of Immatin in Samaria, making the second murder of a Mukhtar within 24 hours. Four Arabs were killed last night and 17 others were wounded in skirmishes between a military searching party and Arab snipers posted on rooftops in Haifa near the central police Station.

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