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Palestine Military Court Sentences Jewish Terrorist to Twelve Years Imprisonment

April 26, 1944
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A British military court today sentenced 23-year-old Avtalion Iyov to 12 years imprisonment on charges of placing explosives in a Jaffa parking space which destroyed several trucks. This is the stiffest sentence imposed by military authorities here since the outbreak of the war.

Iyov, who had a loaded Italian pistol in his possession when he was picked up in Tel Aviv, protested during the trial that damaging statements attributed to him were made under duresa. He alleged that he had been beaten by the police. The convicted youth, who is a member of a prominent Jerusalem family, was employed as a diamond polisher prior to his arrest.

A military court in Haifa today imposed the death sentence on four members of the South African forces stationed here for the murder of a chemist Moshe Yakubowitz last July, near Haifa. The chemist was killed when he resisted his assailants who were attempting to rob him.

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