asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many bomb explosions have taken place in the market place in Haifa since June, 1938; also the number of killed and wounded in each explosion, indicating in each case, the number of women, men and children sufferers?
Mr. M. MacDonald:
Three bomb explosions have taken place in the vegetable market in Haifa since June, 1938. The casualties caused by these explosions were as follow: On 6th July, 1938, 21 persons were killed and 61 wounded; on 26th July 53 persons were killed and 45 wounded; and on 19th June of this year, 18 persons were killed and 24 wounded. I am unable to say how many. of these were men, women and children.
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what official inquiries have been made into the bomb explosions in Haifa; and whether, as a result of these inquiries, he is in a position to state who were the persons directly responsible for these criminal acts;
(2) whether the bomb explosions in Haifa were within the vicinity of the police station; and what precautions were taken by the police to prevent the recurrence of the explosions?