Government to Feed Jewish Refugees

The government of Palestine has recognized its duty toward the Jewish refugees whose homes were uprooted during the Arab disturbances and has decided to provide them with food.

The decision to this effect was announced following a conference between government representatives and representatives of the Central Relief Committee established under the auspices of the Jewish Agency for Palestine.

The number of refugees in Jerusalem reaches 2,500, including fugitives from Hebron, Beersheba, Motza and neighboring centers. Eight hundred refugees are being accommodated in the leading Jerusalem synagogue known as the Hurvah, which was transformed into a temporary shelter. The remainder are being sheltered in school buildings, the Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center and other Jewish public buildings.

The French Consulate is providing for French citizens, mostly Moroccan Jews, allowing them five cents per person per day.

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