PALESTINE: Days of Weeping

To the British Military Court in Jerusalem last week came Eliahu Sacharoff. The charge: illegal possession of a bullet. Legally he was allowed twelve. Thirteen were found. The sentence: seven years' imprisonment.

To a British civilian magistrate in Jerusalem 48 hours later came an Arab. The charge: illegal possession of a rifle plus 86 bullets. The sentence: six months' imprisonment.

Jewish resentment soared. Every Jew in Palestine remembered last month's trial in Jerusalem of Taxi Driver Abraham Rachlin and Labor Leader Leib Sirkin. The charge: illegal possession of 300 stolen rifles and 105,000 rounds of ammunition. The sentence: seven years' imprisonment...

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