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Jewish Police Inspector Dismissed from the Jerusalem Force

August 5, 1928
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(J. T. A. Mail Service)

Ehud Ben-Yehuda. Sub-Inspector of Police here as dismissed from his office after a Committee of Inquiry found him guilty on a charge of communicating to the press and to some friends the news regarding the assault committed on an American girl last month.

Mr. Ben-Yehuda published a letter in the “Dear Hayom” stating that for a long time he felt he was considered undesirable in certain quarters for insisting on the rights of the Hebrew language in his police work. and his position was very difficult in the Jerusalem police which is almost entirely Arab.

Touching upon the assaults in the streets of Jerusalem. The High Commissioner. Lord Plumer who received a deputation of the Vaad Leumi. National Council of Palestine Jews. said that the police needed the help of the public to reestablish order. He hoped that the Vaad Leumi would exercise its influence with the Jewish population, while Arab representatives will do the same.

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