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Protests Treatment of Political Prisoners

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The executive committee of the Jewish Labor Federation of Palestine has today issued a strongly worded protest to the Palestine Government against the treatment accorded political prisoners. The Federation, in a resolution adopted, demands the abolition of flogging and special treatment for political prisoners.

Action on the part of the Labor Federation followed the flogging of two Communists, held as political prisoners in Jerusalem, who refused to wear the humiliating prison garments on the ground they were not criminals and quility only of a political offense. As a result of this flogging. Communists confined in the prison of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa, and Acre, for belonging to an illegal organization, have entered upon a hunger strike.

Operating under the Jewish Grocers’ Association, Jewish grocers in New York have amalgamated with members of the Greater New York Jewish Protective and Dairymen’s Association to prevent the “racketeering” in the milk industry now under investigation of the Attorney General who is hearing the case of the New York Milk Chain Association.

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