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Relax Jerusalem Curfew As New Ban Imposed on Section of Palestine Coast

January 22, 1946
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Military authorities today relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jerusalem after Saturday night’s attacks on the Central Prison and the Palestine Broadcasting System studies. The new curfew hours are 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. At the same time, they clamped a 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. curfew on a small portion of the coast north of Hadera, scene of last night’s bombing of the Givat Olga coast guard station.

A meeting of the executive committee of the Jewish National Council voted today to launch a drive to obtain ships to bring Jews to Palestine, and arrange mass meetings and demonstrations throughout the country next week to protest the stoppage of Jewish immigration. The meeting also decided to send a delegation to Chief Secretary John V. W. Shaw to protest against the killing of two Jews in the British prison camp at Eritrea and to demand that the wounded be brought here for treatment and all other deportees returned.

An official communique issued today said that shortly after 8 p.m. last night, a British radar station on Mt. Carmel, near Haifa, received an anonymous telephone call, warning that the Givat Olga station should be evacuated, as it was going to be blown up. Twelve minutes later, a bomb exploded within the station, demolishing several buildings and injuring 15 British soldiers, and one Arab and one British constable.

A number of arrests have been made in connection with the explosion. It is believed that the station, which was attacked once before, on Nov. 25, was bombed this time for informing naval patrols of the presence of the refugee vessel Enzo Sereni, which was captured on Thursday night.

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