JERUSALEM, July 13 (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Four hundred bodies of victims of the earthquake Monday afternoon had been recovered from the debris in Palestine cities and villages. A list compiled by authorities places the number of injured at 450.
No casualties were reported among the Jewish population in the country districts. Thousands of families all over the country spent last night in the open air, fearing a repetition of the earthquake. Not a house in Jerusalem or Hebron is without some damage.
Two synagogues, one in Jerusalem, the other in Tiberias, were destroyed. In several Palestinian towns the Moslem mosques and the Government office buildings were damaged. The house of the British representative in Amman, Transjordania, was totally destroyed. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as the Greek Choir Chapel and two large domes are damaged.
A message of sympathy was received by Colonel Symes, Acting High Commissioner, from Lord Plumer, the High Commissioner, who is now on vacation in England.
The loss suffered by the public and private buildings in the earthquake was set at $1,250,000 in a tentative estimate made tonight.