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No Compensation for Loss of Lives in Riots of Persons Under 14, Scale Shows

For persons under fourteen years of age killed during the Palestine riots the government will pay no compensation, according to the compensation scale made public today in which the government announces that it has approved the sum of $500,000 to be paid to all claimants for compensation arising from last Summer’s disturbances.

Persons between 14 and 18 who were killed are worth a maximum of $500 in compensation. A wife whose husband was killed is entitled to a maximum of $1,250, while a husband whose wife was killed gets only $500. If both were killed, the maximum claim to be allowed is $1,750. For disablement from wounds the compensation scale ranges from $25 to $500. Those obtaining compensation from this $500,000 fund must waive any claim for compensation under the collective punishments ordinance.