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Impossible to Pay Full Loss Amounts in Palestine Outbreak, Government States

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It will be impossible for the government to pay the full amount of the loss sustained by victims in the recent Palestine outbreak, an official communique issued today declares. No claim for damages will be accepted after November 15.

As the amounts to be received from the imposition of fines will be inadequate to meet the claims, the government will make grants ex gratia, the communique declares, but it will be impossible to pay the full amount of the loss.

Compensation will not be paid in areas where Arabs and Jews Joined in promiscuous fighting, in areas where the inhabitants are convicted under the collective punishment ordinance in areas where the inhabitants miscomducted themselves or when loss occurred by action of the police or troops, where property was insured, where the loss was caused by the neglect of the claimants, where the claim is for damage

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to building, for the loss of money jewelry, and the like or where the claim is for indirect damage suffered.

Persons receiving compensation from the government must forego claims regarding any sums which may be collected as fines under the collective punishment ordinance, the communique states.

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