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6 Deaths Added to Terror Toll in Palestine

May 26, 1938
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With Jerusalem under a ten-hour curfew for the third time in three years, six more deaths were added today to the mounting toll in the newest eruption of terrorism.

Southern bands attacked a police patrol near Hebron, killing an Arab ghaffir and capturing two others, one of whom was subsequently found dead. Two Arabs were found slain this morning on the slopes of Mt. Carmel, in Haifa, and two others wounded.

A Russian 35-year-old Pavla Markova, died today of wounds suffered during yesterdays disorders in Jerusalem, during which three persons were killed and 20 wounded. An 80-year-old Jew, Yechia ibn Hatzira, died of stab wounds inflicted in Tiberias Sunday.

This morning a Jewish bus en route to Jerusalem was shot at near Lifta. A police escort returned the fire, reportedly inflicting several casualties.

The Montefiore quarter of Jerusalem, scene of an attack on an Arab bus yesterday, was today collectively fined $600 by the authorities.

Considerable interest, meanwhile, was being focussed on Haifa where a military court continued its trial of three Jewish youths charged with firing on an Arab bus near Rosh Pina last month. Seven prosecution witnesses, including policemen and Arabs, linked the youths to the attack on the bus. The court granted a new defense request that the accused be tried simultaneously but individually. the defense will plead insanity for one of the defendants, Schein, and will contend that another, Sorabin, is under age.

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