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Leader Is Reported Dead
'by Suicide in Gaza Mayor's House
TNE anitatt JEWISH Wi liiGlierrilla
Tins Week in Jewish History
JERUSALEM—The reported sui-
(From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency) -
cide of an Arab guerrilla leader in
the cellar of the Gaza mayor's
40 Yeaars Ago This Week: 1931 " .
_ Romanian Prime Minister Nicolai Jorga aligned himself with the house was disclosed here. The
anti-Semitic Cuzists to halt - "the Jewish power over the Romanian mayor apparently had been nego-
tiating with Israeli authorities for
The American Jewish Committee said Polish Jews had never been the guerrilla's safe passage out of
treated pqually under the 11.v and were victims of specific economic the country.
The victim. Ziad el-Husseini, 28-
discrimination. Polish Ambassador T. Filipowicz attributed the prob-
year-old relative of the former
lem to "irresponsible elements."
Grand Mufti f Jerusalem. was
George Kotanowski, who had once beaten Alexander Alekhine 17th on Israel's most-wanted list.
blind-folded, won the Belgian chess champion in 135 of 160 simultaneous He is alleged to have been leader
th liberation forces group in
Prof. Angelo Oliveti intimate of Mussolini, leading Fascist the Gaza Strip.
theoretician and member of a prominent Italian Jewish family, died
Discovery of. his body was made
by Mayor Rashad Shawa, in whose
Jewry marked the centenary of Baron Maurice de Hirsch (1831- home the Arab had been hiding for
1896). who with his wife had donated more than $100,000,000 to charity. six weeks. The mayor was not
The Congress of National Socialist Pharmacists and Physicians placed under arrest nor suspended
voted in favor of compulsory sterilization of Jews for the "purification" from office, pending full inquiry
of Germany. "The German press," said JTA, "labels the project as into the case.
crazy and suggests that the initiators should be placed under mental
El-Husseini left a will, in which
he bequeathed to the mayor a
Hitler declined to cc--nment on Jews in a foreign policy interview.
Kalatchnikov rifle "and the suit-
"This," said JTA, was "interpreted in Jewish circles as indicating
case with grenades so that per-
Hitler's readiness to sacrifice the Jewish community to his followers
haps you can fight against your
when he took over the power."
enemies, the Egyptians."
10 Years Ago This Week: 1961
"There is nothing Israel can do to improve relations with the Soviet
Union under present circumstances," Premier Ben-Gurion said. "What-
ever Israel does will only be held against her by Moscow."
UNRWA director Dr. John Davis admitted that at least 90,000-
100,000 deceased refugees were stil listed because of Jordanian
"reluctance to report deaths."
The Austrian press complained that the government "has certainly
been lamentably weak in dealing with known former SS men still living
openly in Austria."
The Rashi Synagogue in Worms—built in 1034, destroyed by the
Nazis in 1938 and reconstructed by West Germany for 8125,000—was
The World Council of Churches condemned anti-Semitism as "a
sin against God and man."
Saudi Arabian Minister of State .Ahmed Shukairy subjected a UN
committee to a six-hour speech "full of distortions commensurate with
the size of the text."
The Knesset expressed to the Kremlin its "deep concern" over the
situation of Soviet Jews.
Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, warned that
assimilation could "dissipate" American Jewish learning and culture.
The Munich paper Abendzeitung claimed Adolf Eichmann had
turned Communist in his Jerusalem cell.
This apparently referred to the
imprisonment and torture of the
mayor's late brother by the Egyp-
tians after the 1956 Sinai Cam-
paign. The Israelis had appointed
Shawa's brother as mayor, but
when the Egyptians returned after
the war, they imprisoned him.
Mayor Shawa told Defense Mini-
ster Moshe Dayan that El Husseini
had arrived at his house after
learning that the mayor was nego-
tiating with the military authori-
ties for El Husseini's safe -passage
out of the country. Shawa said the
Jews Resettled in France Are Aided
by Centers, Study Mission Finds
planned to explode three grenades
in the mayor's house but decided
against this because of the illness
of Shawa's wife. El Husseini also
asked that the mayor try to ar-
range for "the enemy" to let him
have "a hero's funeral."
His burial Nov. 22 was attended
only by relatives, including his
father, who had been brought from
interment camp in western Sinai.
There, members of the families of
wanted men are kept to prevent
them from aiding the guerrillas.
Gaza Curfew Reimposed;
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli au-
thorities Nov. 24 reimposed a mid-
night to 3 a.m. curfew on all Gaza
LYONS, France — How North a working-class "suburb," to which
African Jews who have resettled a few hundred Jewish families
in France are being aided by the were drawn by government sub-
organized community was the sub- sidized housing.
ject of study of North American
On arrival in France, the group
Jewish Center leaders on the first received a basic orientation by
leg of a two-week fact-finding Louis D. Horowiz, director-general
mission in Europe.
of the American Joint Distribu-
Among the mission participants tion Committee (JDC), and Stphen
is N. Brewster Broder, president Solender, JDC's consultant on com-
of the Detroit Jewish Center.
Greeted by the heads of the na-
The American leaders also heard
tional central body for Jewish fund
directly from national French
raising and service — the Fonds
Social Juif Unifie (FSJU)—and its Jewish leaders regarding the core
Bureau for Coordination of Com- function of the 60 or so centers in
munity Centers (Centres Com- France in meeting the Jewish
munautaires), the mission's mem- identification needs not only of the
bers were immediately placed in recent arrivals, but also of long-
established French 'Jewry which
contact with their counterparts
and -with representative members represents a wide spectrum of
religious, ideological and social
of centers in Paris and Lyons.
The members of the mission,
Visits were made to older and
sponsored jointly by the World
Federation of YMHAS and Jewish modern center facilities in various
Centers and the National Jewish parts of the city. The European
Welfare Board (JWB), were in- and Amercian leaders reviewed
vited by the European Council of the common concerns of French
and American Jewry. over prob-
Jewish Community Services.
lems related to Israel, Soviet
College-age youth who met Jewry,
with the mission's members ex- of Jewish
youth, strengthening the
plained that the main Center Jewish family
and invigorating the
in Lyons provided them . with sense of Jewish
kosher meals, a place for study, Feoplehood.
opportunities for socialization
From France, the mission was
and recreation and even permit-
ted them to conduct their own to visit center organizations in
Sephardic-type religious services. London and in Brussels and Ant-
Children and adults also bene- werp, Belgium.
fited from a comprehensve pro-
gram that ranged from Hebrew-
speakng classes ("Oulpanim"), Among Jews a great civilization
concerts and forums, and Israel- of the heart has persisted through
related activities to judo instruc- 2,000 years as an uninterrupted
tion. tradition. They have been able to
The main building in the heart play so great a part in European
of Lyons resembles .American Cen- culture because they had so little
ter facilities of pre-World War II .to learn by way _of feeling, and
days. A match tinier structure needed only to acquire knowl-
ought to make do in La Duchere, edge. —Heinrich Heide
One of the incidents occurred at
the Jebaliya refugee camp where
a hand grendate, thrown at an
Israeli patrol missed its target
and exploded near a group of local
children. One of the youngsters was
killed and five were injured. The
Israeli patrol shot and injured the
alleged attacker, who was hospi-
The other incident took place
at the Shati camp. A hand grenade
aimed at a border patrol exploded
instead near some children. One
was killed and five were injured.
One man was arrested in connec-
tion with the incident.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old ter-
rorist was sentenced to life im-
prisonment by a military tribunal
guerrilla was about to surrender
when he took his own life.
Describing the mayor in his will
as "an honorable man and a hero,"
El Husseini asked that his money
and other possessions be sent to
his family secretly so they would
not discover the circumstances of
El Husseini wrote that he had
Strip cities, including Gaza, be-
cause of an increase in sabatoge
activities in the area. The curfew
had been suspended during the
previous five weeks.
Two children were killed and
10 others injured Nov. 24 in two
separate incidents in the strip.
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