PALESTINE: Terror in Zion

Just before midnight, the dread Hagana struck.* In ultramodern Tel Aviv, hallowed Jerusalem, bustling Haifa and old Jaffa the outlawed Jewish terrorists attacked British police stations, exploded bombs, fought running gun battles. When the violence waned, six British policemen lay dead, a dozen injured.

Palestine's peaceable Jewish majority promptly condemned the outrages, talked of vigilante drives against the outlaws. Palestine's British High Commissioner promptly took action: for Tel Aviv and the Jewish quarters of Jerusalem, Haifa and Jaffa, a twelve-hour daily curfew beginning at 5 p.m.; for sabotage and terror, the death penalty. Palestine, home of half a million Jews and...

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