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Newspaper commentary and minor cases, Palestine 1928

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 January 1928

DEPORTATION.

The worker Z. Minkes who was arrested after the First May demonstrations was deported yesterday after the completion of his term of imprisonment.

THE CASE OF SERGEANT MUSTAFA MASSRI IN COURT OF APPEAL.

   The Court of Appeal on December 30th passed final judgment in the case of the police Sergeant Mohamed Mustafa Massri, of the Police Training School, who has been tried by the Jerusalem District Court and found guilty of committing an act of sodomy on the Jewish Policeman Kimeldorf who subsequently committed suicide.  The District Court sentenced the accused to seven years penal servitude.

   As the judgment of the Court of Appeal was delivered in Chambers a representative of the "Palestine Bulletin" applied to the Court for information.  No information was given, however, for reasons which we fail to understand.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 11 January 1928

DEPORTATION.

Haifa. - Hana Sukenik was arrested on Friday in the street by the Police who found on her a parcel of communist literature.  She was tried by the Court yesterday and sentenced to one month's imprisonment.  She will subsequently be deported.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 13 January 1928

A YEAR FOR MANSLAUGHTER.

Jenin. - The District Court of Nablus sitting here tried the case of Jacob Slutchansky who, through inadvertence, killed several months ago the pharmacist of Ein Harod by a bullet from his revolver.  Slutchansky was sentenced to one year's imprisonment with the deduction of the three months which he had spent already in prison.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 15 January 1928

POLITICAL REFUGEE CONDEMNED TO DEATH.

Jaffa. - Dr. Mustafa bey Al Dachri, one of the Syrian rebel leaders, who is now staying here, has been condemned to death in contumacy by the Court Martial at Damascus.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 18 January 1928

12 YEARS OLD VIOLATOR.

Haifa. - The District Court has sentenced a 12 years old Arab boy to 12 rods punishment for committing rape on a little girl.

YOUNG COMMUNIST SENTENCED.

   The magistrate Court in Jerusalem has sentenced Joseph Landau to L.P. fine for belonging to illegal organisations, the Communist Party and the "Red Help."  In the verdict it is stressed that Landau was not condemned to deportation only because of his youth.

THIEF SENTENCED.

Tel Aviv. - The District Court at Jaffa has sentenced Jacob Barka to two years' imprisonment for stealing goods in the Sukath Shalom quarter.

INADVERTENCE.

Jaffa. - Pinchas Ordenlichter a policeman aged 25, while cleaning his revolver in the house of the Deputy Superintendent inadvertently shot himself.  The bullet pierced his chest.  Ordenlichter was taken to hospital in a very dangerous state.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 19 January 1928

SUICIDE BY INADVERTENCE.

Tel Aviv. -  Policeman Pinchas Ordenlichter who shot himself inadvertently while cleaning his revolver, died in hospital on Tuesday.

MURDERER OF HIS SISTER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS.

Haifa. - The Court of assize here presided over by the Chief Justice sentenced Mahmud Mustafa Adris of the Tireh village to 15 years' imprisonment with hard labour for murdering his sister by strangulation in October last.  He confessed to his crime.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 25 January 1928

HAIFA JEWS PROTEST AGAINST DEPORTATION.

Haifa.  - Mordecainer ex-worker of the Railways who was sentenced to one month's imprisonment and deportation for beating a high Railway Official, was deported yesterday.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 26 January 1928

INDECENCY.

Jaffa. - Two Armenian young men have been sentenced by the District Court here to 15 days' imprisonment for insulting a girl in the street.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 26 January 1928

CONDEMNED TO DEATH AND ACQUITTED.

Haifa. - The Court of Criminal Assize presided over by the Chief Justice heard on Tuesday the case of Abul Bashat a shepherd from the Kofrin village who was charged with murdering his neighbour Youseef Abdul Zuat.  In 1921 he escaped and was condemned to death in contumacy.  In March last year he was arrested and now brought up for trial.  Mr. Bentwich acted as public prosecutor.

   After the evidence of the witnesses for the prosecution, the Court retired for deliberation without hearing the witnesses for the defence, and found the prisoner not guilty.  The defendant, however, has not been released because he is also charged with other crimes for which he will be tried later.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 1 February 1928

YOUNG PROPAGANDIST ACQUITTED.

   The District Court yesterday tried the case of Pinchas Haim Heifez, aged 18, who was charged with conducting seditious propaganda by distributing the leaflet "The Way of the Worker."  He was acquitted but the Court has warned him that he will be liable to severe punishment if he is found guilty again.

PLANTATION UPROOTERS IMPRISONED.

Hebron. - 22 persons have been arrested by the order of Mr. Bailey the Administrative officer, in connection with the frequent cases of uprooting plants which have lately been reported here.   Mr. Bailey first requested the names of the uprooters, and when they refused to do so, an order of arrest was issued.  Sheik Talaat Marate, Chairman of the Moslem Christian Association, is among the arrested.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 3 February 1928

HEAVY PUNISHMENT FOR "SHELL" CAR ASSAILANTS.

Haifa. - Four Bedouins of Acre who were charged with assault on the motor car conveying the manager of the "Shell" Company from Jadjur a few months ago, were sentenced by the District Court as follows: three to 15 years' imprisonment and one, 17 years old aged, to 7 and a half years' imprisonment.

   Mahmed Hassan Shaite, a railway worker, who seriously wounded his friend, a young Arab girl, or robbed her jewelry, was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.

   Zahr Shakin of Nablus, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for committing an act of sodomy on a 13 year old Arab boy.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 5 February 1928

EXTRADITION CASE.

   "Al Jamea Al Arabia" states that the District Court at Haifa passed a resolution in favour of the demand of the French Authorities in Syria regarding the extradition of the rebel Muadad Aharuf of Hasbeya.  But the latter appealed to the Supreme Court in Jerusalem whose verdict was that Muadad Sharud should not be extradited as he was a political refugee and not a criminal.  Muaded Sharuf has been released.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 10 February 1928

RAPE.

Tel Aviv. - Two coachmen Abshalamoff and Abramoff have been summonsed to the Jaffa District Court being charged with rape committed on a girl a fortnight ago.

Haifa. - An Arab woman Fazia has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for keeping a house of indecency.

SWINDLER SENTENCED.

Haifa. - The railway night guard who recently attempted to swindle a Bedouin woman and relive her of L.P. 500 in her possession, has been condemned to one year's hard labour.

   An Arab who was found guilty of stealing poultry from Hadar Hacarmel has been sentenced to one year's imprisonment.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 17 February 1928

GERMAN TO BE EXTRADITED TO EGYPT.

   A German trader in Egypt, Ernst von Rottweil by name, was arrested at the request of the Cairo City Police for alleged cheque fraud.  He appeared before the President of the Jerusalem District Court and was remanded pending receipt ort extradition papers from Egypt.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 20 February 1928

SENTENCED FOR BELONGING TO ILLEGAL PARTY.

Tel Aviv. - Abu Kramskoy, a worker of Ramat Gan, was sentenced recently to L.P. 2,200 fine for belonging to an illegal body.  He was found disseminating anti-Government proclamations.

   Another charge will now be brought against him by the police who stated in Court that he came to Palestine under a false name, namely "Seinberg."

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 22 February 1928

SENTENCED FOR RAPE.

Tel Aviv. - The two gharry drivers Abramol and Abshlomoff, who were found guilty of committing an act of violation on a girl (whom they invited for a drive to Saronas about three weeks ago) were sentenced by the District Court yesterday to five years' imprisonment with hard labour each.

PUNISHMENT BY FLAGELLATION.

   Two young Arabs were tried for stealing a sewing machine from a house at Bait Vegan.  One was sentenced to 12 rods and the second to one month's imprisonment.  They had been detained in prison about three weeks before they appeared for trial.

EXTRADITION OF CRIMINAL.

Haifa. - Mahmed Said who had been sentenced in Syria to 15 years' imprisonment on a charge of murder and highway robbery has been arrested here.  He will be extradited to the Syrian authorities.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 2 March 1928

IMPRISONED FOR INSULTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.

Tel Aviv. - Two persons here were sentenced to 7 days' imprisonment each for insulting Dr. Oplatka of the Health Department.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 11 March 1928

THEFT OF ELECTRIC LIGHT.

Jaffa. - Mustafa Hassim, a hotel owner, has been sentenced to a month's imprisonment or L. 10 fine for stealing electric light.  It is the first case of this kind coming before the Court here.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 12 March 1928

HEBRON UPROOTERS CONDEMNED.

   The District Court in Jerusalem tried last week the case of the uprooters of trees at Hebron.  Several of the offenders were sentenced to imprisonment and the rest to police surveillance under the Crime Prevention Ordinance.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 13 March 1928

COMPLAINS OF BAD TREATMENT IN PRISON.

   Mr. I. Idelson, Secretary of the Petach Tikvah Workers'' Council who was imprisoned in connection with the recent events in the colony, has now submitted a complaint to H.E. The High Commissioner about bad treatment in the orison.  He complained first to the District Commissioner but did not find satisfaction in the latter's attitude.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 18 March 1928

COMPANIES WINDING UP ORDINANCE, 1922, Order.

Plumer, F.M.

High Commissioner.

   In exercise of the powers vested in me by Section 10 of the Companies (Winding Up) Ordinance, 1922, His Excellency the High Commissioner is pleased to order and it is hereby ordered that, in addition to the District Court in Jerusalem, the District Courts in Jaffa, Haifa and Nablus shall have jurisdiction to wind-up Companies, which have the centre or a branch of their business within the territorial jurisdiction of the said Courts.  By Command.

RAPE AND MURDER.

Haifa. - Ragan Hussein Al [tight margin no text]

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 19 March 1928

EX-POLICEMAN CONDEMNED.

Haifa. - Shalom Rivlin, an ex-policeman, has been sentenced to 9 months' imprisonment on being found guilty of illegally arrested an Arab and beating him.

DEPORTATION.

   Mr. Ben Simon, who came from the Caucasus 7 years ago, was sentenced by the Jerusalem District Court last Friday to three months' imprisonment and deportation.  He was found guilt of calling upon the participants in the recent anti-flogging demonstration not to disperse and of beating policemen.  The other two participants in the demonstration were acquitted.

The Palestine Bulletin, 21 March 1928

APPEAL AGAINST DEPORTATION.

The District Court in Jerusalem has permitted Mr. Ben Simon, a participant in the anti-flogging demonstration who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment and deportation to submit an appeal against the sentence.  Mr. Ben Simon has been a resident in Palestine for seven years.

 

YOUNG LAWYER SUSPENDED FROM PRACTICE.

   The Disciplinary Court yesterday passed sentence [upon] a young Jerusalem lawyer suspending him [from] practice for three months because he published [???] newspaper advertisements which the Court considered a breach of professional etiquette.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 29 March 1928

COMMITS RAPE ON LITTLE DAUGHTER.

Jaffa. - An Arab who committed rape on his little daughter has been sentenced by the District Court to 15 years' imprisonment.

   Several Arabs who were found guilty of repeated thefts, have been sentenced to 2-4 years' imprisonment.  Two of them who are not Palestinians will be deported.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 30 March 1928

TWO DEATH SENTENCES CANCELLED.

   The High Court of Appeal in Jerusalem has cancelled two death sentences passed on a Kurd and an Arab who were found guilty of murder at Hebron and Nablus.  The accused will be tried again.

COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT.

   According to "Falastin," the District Commissioner for the North imposed a punishment on the notables of the villages of Athil and Alae in accordance with the Collective Punishment Ordinance.  Several were removed from their village fort a period of time from three months to a year.  They decided to appeal against the punishment.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 19 April 1928

CHRISTIAN EMBRACES ISLAM.

   "Sowt Al Hok" states that the best reply to the intensified missionary propaganda was given by a Christian young man George Petro who was converted to Islam.  The conversion took place in the Sharia Court, in the presence of the Qadi, and his name is now Mohamed Al Muhdi.

DEATH SENTENCES CONFIRMED.

   The High Court of Appeal has confirmed the death sentence passed on an Arab of Safad who murdered a thief and on another Arab who murdered a girl after committing rape non her.

   Both cases are now in the hands of H.E. the High Commissioner.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 20 April 1928

PROSTITUTION.

   2 prostituted and a procurer have been sentenced to three months'' imprisonment by the [District] Court in Jerusalem.

ROBBERS SENTENCED.

   The District Court in Jerusalem gave judgment in the case of two young men [....] L.P. 25 from a poor man.  One was [...] two years' and the other to three years imprisonment.  They are lodging an appeal against sentence.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 25 April 1928

PROSTITUTION.

   Fazla Hassan who was found guilty of keeping an indecent house in the Old City, and Jamil, her assistant, have been sentenced to three months' imprisonment each.  The President of the Court (Judger Grieve) said he regretted that the Law did not enable him to condemn the guilty persons to ten years' imprisonment which would be a suitable punishment in this case.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 26 April 1928

ACQUITTED.

Jaffa. - The case of Sonia Reginsky who was charged with the distribution of revolutionary literature was heard by the District Court here on Tuesday.  She was acquitted owing to lack of evidence.  The case was initiated by the Police, who found in her room revolutionary literature in large quantities several weeks ago.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 1 May 1928

COMMUNIST YOUTH SENTENCED.

TEL AVIV, May 1 (P.T.A.)

   Judgment was passed last night in the case of the members of the youth conference recently arrested here.  One youth (who delivered a communist speech in the Court) was sentenced to 66 days' imprisonment and deportation, and the rest, including five girls to 25 days' imprisonment. [...] minors (below 15 years) were required to produce guarantees by their parents for orderly behaviour/

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 4 May 1928

MAY DAY DEMONSTRATORS SENTENCED.

    The case of a young man and a girl, participants [in the] May Day demonstration in Jerusalem, was [heard in] the Magistrate Court yesterday.  They [were] sentenced to one weeks' imprisonment which [was] commuted to a L.P. 2 fine.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 10 May 1928

HASHISH SMOKERS FINED.

Haifa. - Salim Al Yahudi and Dik Jalili have been sentenced by the Magistrate Court to L.P. 3 and L.P. 6 respectively for smoking hashish.  They have been arrested in a coffee house near the Railway Station on Sunday.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 13 May 1928

COMMUNISTS SENTENCED.

TEL AVIV, May 15, (P.T.A.)

   Joseph Boyarsky was sentenced to L.P. [?] fine or 25 days' imprisonment for belonging to an illegal organisation.

   Yehuda Langman (who had already been up before on a similar charge) was sentenced to L.P. 20 fine or 100 days' imprisonment and deportation for belonging to an illegal organisation.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 16 May 1928

COURT ORDERS CONVENT TO RETURN JEWISH CHILD TO HER MOTHER.

   The following case lately came before the District Court, Jerusalem.

   [.....] Landau, a Jewish woman who bore a daughter from a British soldier (he abandoned her and [left] for London before the birth of the child) four years ago out her baby in the St. Joseph Convent to be brought up.  She was at first allowed to see the child but lately she was denied this privilege.  She then demanded the return of her daughter but [....] was refused, the Convent administration arguing that Mrs. Landau, when she delivered the [baby] four years ago, signed a paper renouncing all tights on her.  But she stated that being illiterate she did not know exactly what she had signed, the signature was merely a thumb mark  such as illiterate people use to sign.  Meantime the child was baptized in the Convent.

   The court ordered the return of the child to her mother.

GAZA DEMONSTRATORS SENTENCED.

Gaza. - The trial of the ringleaders of the demonstration held here in connection with the Missionary Conference last month, lasted three hours.  Three were sentenced to two months' and two to three months' imprisonment.  They are submitting an appeal.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 16 May 1928

RAPE COMMITTERS SENTENCED TO [..] YEARS IMPRISONMENT.

   The District Court in Jerusalem yesterday [heard] the case of the three Moslems David [.....] Ibrahim Ibn Ali el Khugaij and Izat [.....] Jeconeta who were charged with rape [....] on May 4.  The first was sentenced to [....] and the other two to 15v years' imprisonment.  Contrary to the rumours spread in the [......] the offenders do not belong to prominent families but are of the lower strata of the [.....].

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 20 May 1928

THE TEN YEARS OLD JEWISH GIRL MARRIED.

Guardianship order came too late.

Acre. - It is stated that the marriage of the ten year old Jewish girl whom her insane old father sold for L.P. 30 to a Moslem as a bride for his 14 years aged son took place on Thursday before the formalities were completed for appointment of a guardian by which it was hoped to enable the elder brother of the girl to take her back.  The wedding ceremony was held in the presence of the bride's parents.

INDECENCY.

   A woman of the Nahlat Shivarman near Jerusalem, has been sentenced by the District Court to L.P. 10 fine for indecency.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 22 May 1928

ONE YEAR'S IMPRISONMENT FOR A KISS.

Haifa. - An Arab young man was sentenced by the District Court yesterday to one year's imprisonment for kissing an Arab woman by force in the street.  The same young man was last year imprisoned for a month for giving a Jewish woman a kiss.

LOVER OF LINDBERGH STAMPS IMPRISONED.

Jaffa. - The District Court has sentenced to a fortnight's imprisonment one of the Tel Aviv postmen who was taking interesting stamps from letters and delivering the letters to the addresses without stamps.  He explained in the Court that these letters were received from America with "Lindbergh" stamps which he liked very much.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 24 May 1928

CHILD MARRIAGE IN PALESTINE;    article by Dr. Rosa Welt-Strauss.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 28 May 1928

ARMED BEDOUIN SENTENCED.

   The Bedouin who was last week arrested in King George Avenue for carrying firearms (a loaded revolver) has been sentenced to 2 ½ months' imprisonment.

DEPORTATIONS.

Haifa. - M. Ungerfield has been sentenced to L. 15 fine and deportation for belonging to an illegal (Communist) organisation.

Tel Aviv. - Elias Kotik, a Communist, was deported on Saturday.

SENTENCE IN THE HERZLIAH CASE.

Jaffa, May 27 (P.T.A.)

  Yesterday afternoon judgment was delivered by the District Court in the case of the three Arabs who were charged with attacking Jews at Herzliah some months ago.  Hassein Umbus, the shepherd who pastured on Jewish land thus initiating the quarrel was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.  The two other Arabs were acquitted.

   On the same day the case was heard of the two Jews, Harpaz and Bark who were charged with beating the Sheik during the quarrel; the witnesses of the prosecution were the Arabs who were charged with the above attack.  Both were acquitted.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 7 June 1928

DEPORTATION.

   Three workers, Menashe Rafailov, Afraim Ben-Joseph and Michael Yhezkiel Bahius, have been ordered to leave Palestine because they entered the country illegally.  They submitted an appeal against this order.

THE ACRE CASE.

To be transferred to Sharia Court.

Acre. - The Haifa District Court sat yesterday to hear the evidence concerning the faith of Aaron Natah (see yesterday's "Bulletin.")

   The defendant produced a Turkish passport giving his name as Muhamed Salim Almuhadi, a Moslem, 74 years old.  His parent-in-law Assad Taya and a former Government official of Haifa, now on service at Beirut, likewise stated that they knew him as a Moslem.

   On the other hand, Joseph Maritz, another Government official, Rabbis Marcus and Rinah of Haifa and the official heads of the Jewish community at Acre gave evidence that Aaron Natah was a Jew, that he kept his shop closed on Saturdays, took Matza (unleavened bread) for Passover, etc.

   After the speeches by the counsels for the plaintiff and the defendant and a short deliberation of the Court, the latter gave its judgment declaring that the case was not of the competence of this Court and should be transferred to the Sharia (Moslem) Court because the defendant was a Moslem.  Although he observed the Jewish rites, his reconversion was never registered officially in accordance with the requirements of the Law.

   Dr. Washitz, the counsel of the claimants, in reply to a question by the President of the court, stated he would apply to the Chief Justice and ask him as to what Court was competent to hear this case.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 8 June 1928

DEATH SENTENCE CONFIRMED.

   The Court of Appeal yesterday gave its judgment in the case of three Arabs who were several months ago sentenced by the Tulkarem District Court.  One to death and two to 15 years' imprisonment.  They were involved in a villagers'' quarrel which resulted in two villagers being killed.  The Court of Appeal upheld the sentence.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 11 June 1929

THE A. Z. O. WINS HERZLIAH CASE.

TEL AVIV, June 11 (P.T.A.)

   The American Zionist Commonwealth today won the case against thirteen Arabs of the Abu Kandil tribe who refused to leave the lands of "Herzliah" arguing that they had hired them before.  The Magistrates' Court ordered them to vacate the land.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 11 June 1928

THE EMBEZZLEMENT CASE.

   We are informed that Mr. Dajani, the former cashier of the municipality, will be tried under articles 84, 152 and 153 of the Criminal Law.  The case will be heard in the District Court, Jerusalem.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 14 June 1928

CANCELLATION OF DEPORTATION ORDER.

   In consequence of the representations made by the Zionist Executive, the Government has cancelled the deportation order concerning Raphael Awod, Haim Yashunsky, Joseph Awod and Binyamin Kurakoff.

   Abraham Dania, A. Nissim, Shmuel Gril and the family of Lea Zichrini will be deported.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 19 June 1928

THE QORAN EXHIBITION CASE.

   Mr. Chaim Lifshitz, the Jerusalem artist whose exhibition of Qoran pictures has been prohibited by the Government, is suing the latter for damages before the Supreme Court.  Advocate M. Zmoias is acting as his counsel.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 21 June 1928

...

    Boy of the Ein Karem village was sentenced yesterday to 12 lashes for an attempt to commit sodomy on another boy.

QUARRELLERS IMPRISONED.

   The Magistrates' Court has sentenced 16 villagers of the Der-el-Duban to a weeks' imprisonment and L.P. 1 fine each for taking part in a quarrel last week.

...

An Arab who was found guilty of stealing iron from a house near the railway station has been  .......

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 3 July 1928

DEATH SENTENCE.

JAFFA, July 3 (P.T.A.)

   The Court of Assize has sentenced to death the Egyptian Hassein for committing premeditated murder on his friend Hassan Dib Almassari.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 5 July 1928

DEPORTATION.

Haifa.  - The District Court has sentenced the Communist Z. Ben Zion to L.P. 10 fine and deportation.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 8 July 1928

DEPORTATION.

Haifa. - Communist Sandler has been sentenced to L.P. 10 fine or 90 days' imprisonment and deportation.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 18 July v1928

APPEAL AGAINST TOO MILD SENTENCE.

Haifa. - The Arabs who assaulted the watchmen of the Ayelet Hashchar settlement were tried by the Magistrate Court here.  One of them who wounded a watchman was sentenced to three months'' imprisonment.  The settlement committee is lodging an appeal against the sentence.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 22 July 1928

BURGLAR GANG SEVERELY PUNISHED.

   The Jerusalem District Court passed yesterday sentence on the Beit Achsa burglar gang.  One was condemned to 8 years' hard labour, one to 7 and three to 5 years' hard labour.  A woman who assisted the gang was sent to prison for one year and her husband for two years.

THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR SODOMY ACT.

Haifa. - An Arab who committed sodomy on a little boy, has been sentenced by the District Court to three years' imprisonment.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 27 July 1928

DEMONSTRATOR SENTENCED.

Jaffa. - The District Court has sentenced Hanoch Salzman to two months' imprisonment for taking part in the Tel Aviv demonstration of 6 June and for beating policemen.

THIEF IMPRISONED FOR SIX MONTHS.

Tel Aviv. - Mahmud Zatar has been condemned by the Magistrates'' Court to six months' imprisonment for committing thefts.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 1 August 1928

SAFANOV'S MURDERER SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT.

JAFFA, July 31 (P.T.A.)

   The Court of assize today sentenced Ahmed Said, who killed some time ago Police Constable Safonov of Petach Tikvah, to six months' imprisonment.  The Court found the accused guilty of manslauhghter.

   Moshe Aaron Arbuz who was arrested on a charge of theft of a cow on the very night of the murder, was sentenced to one years' imprisonment and deportation.  He confessed that he had committed nine thefts of cattle.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 August 1928

CONCEALING IRRIGATION PIPES.

Jaffa. - The Magistrates' Court has sentenced Abdullah Abdul Hafez, aged 70, to four months' imprisonment for concealing stolen objects.  It was established that four fellahs of this village have been stealing irrigation pipes for several months and concealing them in the courtyard of Abdullah.  The District Court has, in view of the old age of the offender, commuted the prison sentence to a L.P. 20 fine.

 

The Palestrina Bulletin, 14 August 1928

FINED FOR BUILDING WITHOUT PERMIT.

Tel Aviv. - The Municipal Court has fined architect Tischler with L.P. 3 for carrying out building works without permission.  Messrs. Davidson Brothers have been fined L.P. 2 for changing the building plan without notifying the technical Department of the Municipality.

... A. D. S. P. SENTENCED.

   Kheir Ed Din Eff. Bessiso A.D.S.P. and Khalil Jellal were tried by the High Court in Jerusalem and fined to L.P. 100 each or in default to 12 months' imprisonment and also to L.P. 10 advocates fees and costs.  The offence was "contempt of court" - interference with one of the witnesses of the defence in the Thelemes smuggling case.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 20 August 1928

THE FORGED VISAS CASE.

   The case of the forged American visas will be heard by the Jerusalem District Court on the 27th inst.  There are three accused: Toufik Mikel, Saleh Abdul Hamil and Abdul Rahmil Hassan Shaleh.

THE NAZARETH DISTURBANCE CASE.

Haifa. - The examining judge is now examining the cased of the serious disturbance which broke out on July 31 at Kefr Mand near Nazareth when 16 villagers were wounded.  The number of those arrested is 31.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 24 August 1928

A DRIVER CONDEMNED FOR BRINGING JEWS WITHOUT VISAS.

Haifa. - The District Court has sentenced to two months' imprisonment an Arab driver who brought from Damascus three Persian Jews not having Palestine visas.  The Jews will be tried shortly.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 27 August 1928

FORGED VISA CASE.

   We learn that the American forged visa cases have been postponed till the 1st October.

ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO TAKE OATH?

   According to "Doar Hayom," an orthodox Jew was invited yesterday to give evidence in the Court.  He refused to take oath for religious reasons and the Judge ordered his arrest.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 September 1928

FORCED TO EMBRACE ISLAM.

   The General Council of Jerusalem Jews applied to the Police for the release of a Jewish woman (an immigrant from Kurdistan) at Nablus, who, it is stated, is being forced to embrace island.  She is already in the house of the Qadi there.  The Jewess was the maid of an Arab Police officer in Jerusalem who was lately transferred to Nablus.  Her father and husband #tried to release her but failed.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 14 September 1928

FATHER'S NAME IN BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILD.

Should not be mentioned, High Court decides.

      The High Court on Monday gave judgment in a case involving the question of whether the name of the father should be mentioned in the birth certificate of an illegitimate child.  The Court's answer was in the negative.  The High Court maintained that only when a child was born from holy wedlock, the father's name should be registered.

   The case arose out of a complaint brought by a Tel Aviv resident against the local Communal Council who registered his name in the birth certificate of his illegitimate child.

   The High Court also found that births should be registered direct with the Health Department, without having recourse to the intermediary instances - the Communal Council.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 20 September 1928

CLAIMS OF BARRAT CAESAREA BEDOUINS TRIED BY COURT.

Haifa. - The Land Court on Monday tried the case of the Barrat Caesarea Bedouins who claim 3200 dunams of land in that area on the ground that they have been cultivating these lands for 50 years.  The representative of the Government, Dr. M. Dukhan, argued that the Bedouins were cultivating only 700-800 dunams at the most.  The Court decided to ascertain the area cultivated on the spot, and the session was adjourned till November 19.

   The claims of the Barrat Caesarea Bedouins caused the noted disturbances in February 1927.  They are also mentioned in the observations of the League's Mandates Commission this year.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 14 October 1928

FLOGGING.

   A boy was sentenced by the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court to flogging - six rods - for beating his comrades.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 16 October 1928

DRUNKARD FINED.

   An Arab who was arrested in a state of intoxication, was sentenced by the Magistrates' Court to a fine of 250 mil.  He was warned that he would be punished more severely if he was found again guilty of this offence.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 25 October 1928

DEATH SENTENCE CONFIRMED.

   The High Court has upheld the death sentence passed on an Arab of Tulkarem aged 50 who was found guilty of murder committed seven years ago.  The murderer was recently arrested in Syria and delivered to the Palestine Authorities.  His brother, who was his accomplice in the murder, was sentenced to death and executed in 1926.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 29 October 1928

DEPORTATION.

Tel Aviv. - Mair Miaskovetsky was deported yesterday.  He was sentenced to deportation for belonging to an illegal organisation.

Haifa. - Sonia Breifeld has been arrested here for disseminating Communist leaflets.  She will be tried shortly.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 31 October 1928

DEPORTATION SENTENCE QUASHED.

Jaffa. - The District Court has quashed the sentence of the Tel Aviv Magistrate passed on Moshe Kuperman and Itzchak Hofshi.  They were recently sentenced to 3 and 4 months'' imprisonment respectively and to deportation for belonging to an illegal organisation.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 1 November 1928

DEATH SENTENCE.

Haifa. - Ahmed Al Hassoun of the Saadan village has been sentenced to death for murdering a girl of the same village several months ago. 

   Mr. B. Mosheioff who was sentenced in his absence five years ago to two years' imprisonment and L.E. 2,000 fine for smuggling tobacco, returned to Haifa this week.  He was arrested and subsequently released on bail.

SENTENCE IN POALE ZION CLUB RAID CASE.

TEL AVIV, November 1 (P.T.A.)

   The Magistrates' Court this morning gave judgment in the case of the raid on the Poale Zion Club which took place a month ago.  Two of the accused, Katzenelson and Segal, were acquitted and the other four: Plitman, Ben Shalom, Fradis and Druyanov were sentenced to 15 days' imprisonment each, but in view of their youth they were released and bound over for the period of one year under bond of L.P. 10.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 5 November 1928

HIGHWAY ROBBERS

Sentenced to hard labour.

Jaffa. - Four inhabitants of Kilkillieh were found guilty of highway robbery which lately took place between Petach Tikvah and Kilkillieh.  They were sentenced by the District Court each to five years' imprisonment with hard labour.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 11 November 1928

MESSAGERIES MARITIMES CLERK ACQUITTED.

   The District Court yesterday tried the case of Mr. Vadie Sanono, of the Messageries Maritimes, who was accused of fraud.  He was acquitted.

DISGUSTING CRIME BY A 12-YEAR OLD BOY.

      The District Court of Jerusalem tried on Thursday the case of a boy of the Mea Shearim quarter who committed a disgusting crime against a girl aged 6.  He was sentenced to 12 rods.

   Ahmed Kassem Halalah of the Kakun village has been summonsed on a charge of attempting a serious offence against a three year old boy.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 12 November 1928

TWO YEARS HARD LABOUR FOR FORGING AMERICAN VISAS.

   Michael Toufik, who wass tried by thr District Court on Saturday was found guilty ofnforging American visas.  He was sentenced to two years' hard labour.

HEAVY FINE FOR KEEPING SNUFF WITHOUT A PERMIT.

   A Jerusalem resident was sentenced by the District Court last Thursday to L.P. 15 fine or 2 months' imprisonment for keeping 650 grams snuff without having a permit for sale.

MURDERER OF HIS WIFE SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS' IMPRISONMENT.

Haifa. - The District Court has sentenced the man who murdered his wife some months ago, and confessed to the crime, to 15 years' hard labour.  He escaped to Syria after committing the crime but was apprehended and extradited by the Syrian Authorities.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 19 November 1928

DISGUSTING CRIMES.

   A young man who recently committed a serious crime against a Christian girl on the Bethlehem Road, was sentenced on Saturday to five years' imprisonment.

   A 12 year old boy who committed a disgusting act on a boy aged six, was sent to the Reformatory School for five years.              

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 25 November 1928

THE CASE OF SULIKA EBAR ["THE KIDNAPPED GIRL."]

   At the hearing of the case held in thr District Commissioner's offices on Friday, it was established that Sulika Ebar, the Jewish girl of the Old City, was under the age of 128, so that her conversion to Islam is considered void.

   Meanwhile she was married to her Arab lover.  Her parents will probably apply to the Court for annulment of the marriage.

MURDERER SENTENCED.

   An Arab who murdered a woman during a wedding ceremony in a village near Bethlehem some months ago, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years' imprisonment.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 28 November 1928

SWINDLER SENTENCED TO FOUR MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT.         

   The District Court tried the case of a Moslem who presented himself as a Christian and promising a Christian girl to marry her obtained L.P. 28 from her.  He was sentenced to four months' imprisonment.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 30 November 1928

DISTRICT COURT CLERKS' CASE.

   The trial of Abdul Fatah and Shmuel Sides, clerks at District Court's Office, who are charged with embezzlement, bribery and forgery of stamps, began at the Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday.  Four layers are acting as counsel for the defence.  The trial will be resumed on December 10.

CRIME AT JERICHO.

   Ahmed Hussein, aged 45, of Jericho committed a disgusting crime last night on Daoud Mohamad Isbah, aged 16, of the same village.  The accused was arrested.  Investigations are proceeding.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 2 December 1928

MURDER.

   Two Egyptians assaulted a 15 years old boy of Hebron in the Old City of Friday evening.  One of them committed a disgusting crime against the boy and the second attempted to do the same but the boy then drew a knife from his girdle and struck the first assailant.  The latter was taken to hospital in a grave condition and died shortly.  The Police have arrested the second assailant and the boy.

MURDERER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS' IMPRISONMENT.

Jaffa. - A villager of Ibneh has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for murdering his kinsman to whose house his wife escaped after a serious quarrel with him. 

   A young Moslem of Hamma who committed a disgusting crime on a 12 year old girl (who died subsequently) will be tried by the Court of Assize shortly.

The Palestine Bulletin, 6 December 1928

GET TWO MONTHS FOR BEATING POLICE.

Jaffa. - The District Court has sentenced two young men Beiri and Zeitman, and two girls Gileafit and Pulman to 2 months' imprisonment for resisting and beating the Police at Tel Aviv.  This action took place at the end September during an attempted demonstration in connection with the raid on the Poale Zion Club.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 17 December 1928

MURDERER SENTENCED TO DEATH.

Haifa. - The Court of Assizes passed death sentence upon Ali Mara of Bet Jaan village who murdered two brothers, inhabitants of the same village, for refusing to gibe him their sister in marriage.

THIEF SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR

Haifa. - Youssef Ibrahim, of Samarin village, was sentenced on Friday to one years' imprisonment for committing theft in a shop.

   Two young men were sentenced to six months' imprisonment each for stealing poultry from a house in the Herbert Samuel quarter.

 

The Palestine Bulletin, 23 December 1928

63 VILLAGERS SENTENCED.

   63 persons of Yallo village were sentenced by the Magistrates' Court Jerusalem, to L.P. 2 fine or 20 days' imprisonment each for being involved in the quarrel which broke out some time ago in the same village.

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