PALESTINE: A Knock on the Door

Despite threats of reprisal, Lieut. General Sir Evelyn Barker had confirmed the death sentence of Jewish Terrorist Dov Gruner. As promised, the terrorists struck. H. A. I. Collins, a director of a Palestine bank, was entertaining a young Jewish woman at tea when a knock summoned him to the door. Outside stood a beautiful Jewess with four armed Yemenite Jews. They threw Collins to the floor, slapped a chloroform-soaked rag against his face. The beautiful Jewess screamed, "Take him to the cemetery." The four men crammed him into a gunny sack, fled.

When Collins' companion gave the alarm, troops swarmed...

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