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Pinsk Marshes Not Yet Drained, but Opposition to Project Already Grows

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Opposition to the project of settling Jews on the land of the marshy regions in the district of Pinsk, if and when the marshes are drained, has already developed among the Ukrainians. The Kovno newspaper “Rundshau,” which is said to be the spokesman of Lithuanians and Ukrainians, in an article published yesterday, voices its opposition to the plan which was discussed in the Jewish press. The newspaper threatens that if the plan is carried out the Ukrainians will resist it with determination.

The newspaper expressed its suspicion that American Jews are behind the plan, and declares that they “apparently use their services in connection with the floating of the Polish loan in the United States as a means to secure from the Polish Government an agreement on this matter.” Certain Polish newspapers agree to this plan because they see in it a possibility of driving another wedge between Jews and Ukrainians in the border districts of Poland.

The paper concludes by urging Polish Jews not to become a tool in the hands of the Polish Government policy.

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