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March 11, 1948 Thirteen Murdered Outside the Jewish Agency Building

March 11, 1948 Wing of the Jewish Agency headquarters blown up“Another wholesale murder took place in March 11 when an automobile of the United States Consulate General, flying the American flag, drove into the carefully guarded courtyard of the Jewish Agency and the Vaad Leumi.  Since the guard on duty recognized the car and its Christian Arab driver and knew it to be of the American consulate, he did not search it.  The driver, named Anton Daoud, managed to slip out of the premises and was next heard of in Venezuela.  Soon after he parked the car in front of one of the buildings there was a terrific explosion which tore down part of the building, killed thirteen persons, including the veteran Zionist leader Dr. Leib J. Yaffe, one of the founders of the Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foundation Fund), and wounded one hundred others. 

Source: Joseph, Dov The Faithful City. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. (pp. 38-39.)

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