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Judicial CP - April 1939

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The Palestine Post, Jerusalem, 14 April 1939, p.2

Life imprisonment for Arab youth

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Two sentences were passed by the Jerusalem Military Court yesterday, one of life imprisonment and 24 strokes of the birch, and the other of imprisonment for a period of five years.

Awad Ahmed Ali El Hajazi, who stated that he was under 18 of years age, received the first sentence after being found Guilty of the murder of an Arab in Jaffa on February 3, and discharging a firearm at a British Constable in that town on the same day.

The accused, who pleaded Not Guilty, was arrested some time after the actual crime on March 10. A constable described how, following the murder, he had pursued El Hajazi down the street, and the accused turned and fired at him. The constable had then opened fire, but his revolver jammed after firing a shot. He afterwards recognised the accused and picked him out at an identification parade on March 17.

The five years sentence was passed on Ali Farraja Farajalla of the Sudan, described as a custodian for the arms of a gang at Beit Dajan.

He pleaded Guilty to a charge of possession of six rifles, three of them German and three English, and 461 rounds of ammunition.

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