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Blame Palestine Street Assaults on Introduction of Modern Dress by Zionists

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The introduction by Zionists of modern European women’s apparel is blamed for the recent growing number of assaults by Arabs on Jewish women on the streets of Jerusalem in a despatch from Jerusalem to the National Catholic Welfare Council’s News Service.

The Zionist movement, which has brought to Jerusalem great numbers of Jewish girls and women dressed in modern European fashions which to the Arabs are scandalous, threatens to ruin the traditional public reserve of the native population of the Holy City, states Dr. Alexander Mombelli, the Jerusalem correspondent.

For some months now, the city has witnessed a series of mortifying insults to public good manners. In some quarters, it seems, young girls no longer can venture forth safely alone.

The Jewish press, taking daily note of the alarming incidents, has begun a violent campaign against the police and the Government, charging them with indolence in the suppression of public disorders. It constantly blames the Arabs for untoward incidents and represents Jews as the victims. It is interesting to note, however, that the condition began to exist only with the Zionist movement and the importation of modern European styles in women’s dress, the despatch states.

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