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British Resume Search at Rukhama; High Commissioner Hopes Further Searches Unnecessary

September 5, 1946
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Although the British officially announced yesterday that the search for arms in the Jewish settlement of Rukhama was completed, the search was resumed today with renewed vigor.

Meanwhile, the southern village of Negba was visited today by the British High Commissioner, Lt. Gen. Sir Alan G. Cunningham, who talked at length with the settlers’ and expressed admiration for their achievements.

When the secretary of the settlement pointed out that the week-long searches at Doroth and Rukhama had destroyed the creation of years, the High Commissioner said he hoped further searches would not be necessary.

At the Latrun detention camp, Dr. Wolfgang von Weisl, a well-known European journalist, today began the eightieth hour of his twenty-eight-day hunger strike by writing a letter to Sir John Shaw, chief secretary to the Palestine Government. He said in his letter that he was aware his fast “will not influence the government, which is barring the way homeward for the people of Israel,” but that “in these tragic days of my people, it is impossible for me to restrain from giving some symbolic expression to my wish to strengthen them,”

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