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Army Courts Sentence Two Arabs to Death; Jews Escape Injury in Bomb Attack

January 20, 1938
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Army courts today sentenced two Arabs to death for attacking British forces.

The Haifa military court, sitting in Nablus, condemned Mumjak Hamdan for firing at troops of the Manchester regiment in an encounter with a band near Tulkarem on Dec. 16 in which thirteen terrorists were killed and Mumjak was wounded.

A court here sentenced Hussein el Ghut for firing on police and for possession of ammunition. El Ghut is believed by the authorities to be a member of the band which murdered J.L. Starkey, noted British archaeologist, near Hebron on Jan. 10.

Five Jewish Government clerks narrowly escaped injury today when one of them picked up a bomb thrown into their car near the Nablus gate and tossed it into the roadway, where it exploded. An Arab was detained in connection with the bombing.

Haaretz, Hebrew daily, reported that a special law would be promulgated this week substituting British civil procedure for the Ottoman procedure in use from the pre-war days when Palestine was a part of the Turkish empire.

Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog, accompanied by Rabbi Joseph Levy, interviewed High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope to appeal for release of Jews held in the Acre concentration camp. Sir Arthur promised earnest consideration for their appeal.

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