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Extend Period for Filing Claims of U.S. Citizens

The time for filing claims for damages suffered by American citizens during the disturbances in Palestine has been extended to three months, according to an announcement by the State Department.

The announcement declares: “With reference to the statement given to the press by the Department on September 14th, that the American Consul General at Jerusalem, Mr. Paul Knabenshue, had telegraphed the Department that according to a notice published in the Official Gazette, dated September 9, claims in respect of destruction or damage to property or in respect of loss of life must be made within one month from the occurrence of the loss or injury and should be addressed to Mr. A. Abramson, Commissioner of Lands, Government Offices, Jerusalem, the Department has just received a telegram from the American Consul General stating that the time for filing claims with the Commissioner has been extended to three months.”