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JERUSALEM, Nov. 15 (AP)—Security regulations were tightened in Palestine tonight as the screaming of sirens, heavy shooting and the exploding of pamphlet and banner bombs added to the jitters of the Holy Land.

Jewish sources in Tel Aviv said two ships carrying 1350 illegal immigrants were off the coast seeking a chance to land. The sources, connected with Haganah, moderate Jewish underground movement, named the ships the Kadimah (Forward) and the Quom Aliyah (Immigration).

Gunfire directed at a patrolling armored police car in the Mea Shearem quarter of Jerusalem brought fire from a 25-pounder carried by the police car, and 25 minutes of chatter from Bren and Sten guns.

No casualties were reported.

An apartment was set afire by a star shell, however, and many windows were shattered by the shooting.

The Mustapha police billet also was fired upon during the excitement.

Pamphlet bombs exploded in Tel Aviv, where police also removed several banners tossed over wires across the street by Irgun Zvai Leumi squads. Banner bombs, banners with dynamite charges attached, also were tossed at Rehovoth and were shot down by police.

British residents of Jerusalem security zones were ordered to remain inside from 5-30 p. m. until 6 a. m. Britons living outside the zones were ordered to stay inside their homes during those hours. Military personnel off duty were confined to their barracks and camps.

Most Jewish sections of the city were under house curfew from 6 p. m. to 6 a. m.

All vehicular traffic was stopped from 5-30 p. m. to 6 a. m. in the Hadar Macarmel and Geula quarters of Haifa.