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Wauchope Pledges Protective Measures in Safed

March 24, 1937
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High Commissioner Wauchope today promised special measures to relieve the situation in Safed, where the Jewish population is reported segregated and subjected to terrorism and a boycott by the Arabs.

His statement was made after visiting the Ashkenazic and Sephardic quarters of the ancient North Palestinian city, on the first day of a three-day tour of the Galilee area. The High Commissioner was visibly impressed by the closed Jewish shops.

Five Arabs were wounded, three of them seriously, when a bomb was thrown into an Arab cafe in Yazur near Jaffa. A Jewish bus driver was detained, although he gave an alibi to prove that he had been in Tel Aviv during the time of the bombing.

Nissim Toledano, a Jew, was released on appeal from a sentence of two years’ imprisonment imposed on him for participating in disorders in Tiberias on Feb. 19. He pleaded self-defence.

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