HC Deb 22 June 1933 vol 279 cc930-1
39. Mr. DENMAN

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information he can give the House relating to the murder of Dr. Arlosoroff in Palestine?


I have been asked to reply. On the 17th of June the High Commissioner for Palestine informed my right hon. Friend with deep regret that at about 10.30 p.m. on the previous night Dr. Arlosoroff, while walking with his wife at the north end of Tel Aviv beach, was accosted by two unknown persons and shot twice by one of them who was armed with a revolver. Dr. Arlosoroff died some hours later in Tel Aviv hospital. A very close description of the assailant and his companion was circulated on the morning of the 17th of June with an offer of a Government reward of £500 and a reward of £1,000 from the Jewish Agency. On the 19th of June the police arrested Abraham Stawski, a Polish citizen who arrived in Palestine in March from Poland. He was identified by Mrs. Arlosoroff as resembling the companion of the man who fired the shot which killed Dr. Arlosoroff. He was brought before a magistrate on the morning of the 21st of June, when the police asked for and obtained a remand for 15 days. The defence puts forward an alibi.