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Begging at the Wailing Wall to Be Prohibited by Government Ordinance

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Begging in the Holy City will shortly be prohibited by the Palestine government, it was stated today on good authority.

An ordinance to this effect will be promulgated in a few days.

This ordinance, when promulgated will remove from the Wailing Wall, the sight of many old Jewish beggars who are frequently associated in the minds of tourists with Jerusalem scenes. A meeting of the Council of the Jerusalem Jewish Community was called to outline a plan to provide maintenance for the poor who gained their daily bread by begging. It was stated that the group of beggars would number one thousand.