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Palestine Courts Try Minor Cases Arising from Disturbances

September 20, 1929
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Thirty-seven Arabs of Tirch, near Haifa, who attempted to raid Bat Galim during the disturbances were remanded for trial in the district court.

Three Arabs who were found guilty of possessing loaded fire arms were sentenced to one year imprisonment each by Judge Kermack of Jerusalem. The court in rendering judgment emphasized that severe punishment is due for the possession of firearms during the disturbances.

Three Arabs who were found guilty of robbery during the disturbances at Haifa were sentenced to two years imprisonment each. Two of the prisoners pleaded that they were foreign subjects, whereupon the judge directed their deportation after serving sentence.

Three Arab witnesses in the trial against a Jew charged with the possession of firearms at Neveh Sholom, near Tel Aviv, were arrested on charges of perjury, following the hearing during which the witnesses contradicted their original testimony.

Mr. Miller, the well known contractor of Haifa was acquitted of the charge of possessing a revolver, which the police found while searching his factories. His Arab night watchman was also released.

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