Iraq pipeline blown up, Jewish underground forces suspected

JERUSALEM, Feb. 20, 1947 (UP) -- The Iraq Petroleum Co. pipeline, which carries oil from the rich fields in the Euphrates Valley to the Mediterranean at Jaffa, was blown up at two places in North Palestine today in a new outburst of underground violence.

Underground forces armed with mortars and small arms attacked a Royal Air Force camp between Tel Aviv and Haifa. British army units were on the jump throughout the Holy Land, reinforcing their security measures and searching for troublemakers.


The Iraq pipeline was blown up at two points in the general area of Haifa, the main deportation port for uncertified Jewish refugee ships running the British blockade.

The pipeline blasting followed closely the attack on the RAF camp. No casualties were reported immediately in the attack.

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