Government Allots Land for New Jericho

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A land allotment for New Jericho, a new Palestine town planned by Arabs, was made by the Palestine government to the founders of the town, it was learned here today.

The town, which will be located to the south of Jericho, the Bible “Town of Palms,” 900 feet below the sea level, will have 210 lots. It is intended to develop the town as a winter resort.

The plan is fostered by the followers of the Palestine Arab Executive, the anti-Zionist Arab party. Mr. Jelat, one of the founders, left for Paris and London to obtain a loan for building purposes in the new city and to complete other arrangements, it was stated.

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