PALESTINE: Fire & Blood

Dov Gruner, 33, a Jew with a bullet-crushed jaw and the corundum-hard eyes of an Irgun Zvai Leumi triggerman, stood before a Jerusalem Military Court. He was charged with taking part in a raid against a British police station last April. Asked to testify, he defiantly refused: "I am a soldier fighting for Zionism; I should be treated as a prisoner of war." Gruner was sentenced to death as a murderer. But what happened in Palestine last week looked more like war than common murder:

¶ In Jerusalem, Irgunists attacked a British jeep with...

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