Refugees Refuse to Return Until Complete Safety is Assured
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Refugees Refuse to Return Until Complete Safety is Assured

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Refugees from the Old City and other sections, fearing to return to their homes in quarters which they still regard as unsafe, are threatened with the discontinuance of government rations. In some places the rations have actually been discontinued, principally at the Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Lemel school buildings. A deputation of refugees went to the Zionist Executive office last night to voice their protest.

The leaders of the Oriental Jewish communities today announced their intention of spreading the alarm throughout the world that the refugees are starving because of their fear to reoccupy the homes they fled.

Two hundred and seventy families suffered indirectly during the attack and claims amounting to £125,000 have been filed. One fifth of this amount is claimed for loss of lives.

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