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January 27, 1948 Convoy of Jewish trucks attacked near Ein Gazala

“During the past week Haifa has lived in an uneasy calm, despite rumors of new trouble.  Today a convoy of eight Jewish trucks, heading for Tel Aviv, left Haifa at 7:15 am and was heavily attacked near Ein Gazala, fifteen miles south of the city.  One driver was instantly killed and two others were wounded.

Troops rushed to the scene were heavily fired on by Arabs.  On British corporal was killed at the outset of the fight.  The police and troops deployed and returned the Arabs’ fire for two hours before the latter withdrew.  Policemen then searched near-by houses and retrieved property stolen from one of the trucks.”

Sources: New York Times, January 28, 1948

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