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Claims for damages to life and property in the Slobodka Yeshiva at Hebron, amounting to £60,300 (approximately $301,500) were filed. This sum includes £2,000 for each member of the Yeshiva killed or maimed in the Hebron massacre, with the exception of American and Lithuanian citizens, on whose behalf

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individual claims will presumably be filed by the parents of the victims.

The estimate of the damages at Haifa submitted by the Jewish community amounts to nearly £50,000. The claim of the Katz estate on the Haifa Bay amounts alone to nearly £20,000.

A memorandum filed with Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner, by the committee of the Jewish colony, Artouf, covers the estimated damage and also demands reparation for reconstruction as well as security.


The movement among the Arabs to boycott Jewish merchants and industries is gaining momentum in Jaffa. A high Arab official of the Jaffa municipality is cooperating with District Commissioner Campbell in endeavoring to check the campaign which is advertised through circulars posted in Arab shops reading: “Buy nothing from Jews. Sell them everything but land.”

To justify this campaign the Arabs are circulating myths that the Jews are poisoning chocolate and fruits which they place on the roads for Arabs to pick up. The Jerusalem authorities have given strict orders to the police to deny these reports, which, however, credulous Arabs believe.


The Chief Rabbinate applied to the government to ensure the safety of visitors to Rachel’s Tomb during the month of Ellu. Patrols have been placed along the road leading to the Tomb and at the Tomb.


Meyer Dizengoff, Mayor of Tel Aviv, returned today to the city and took over the direction of the municipality.

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