Protest by Mizrachi Labour Organisation Against Closing Down of Religious Settlement in Palestine

The World Organisation of the Hapoel Hamizrachi has published a statement here to-day protesting vigorously against the failure of the Jewish Agency Executive to carry out the decision adopted by the last Zionist Congress to contribute £2,000 to the Sheikh-Abrek Settlement of the Hapoel Hamizrachi, which therefore ceases to exist. This is the second religious labour settlement which is being closed down this year, the statement says, the first having been Kfar Hittin.

The Congress calls upon the Jewish Agency, the resolution referred to adopted by the last Zionist Congress reads, to promote the settlement of the Hapoel Hamizrachi in Sheikh Abrek, which was considered at the last Congress, by colonising the settlers already on the land, and calls upon it to include a proportionate sum for this purpose in the budget for next year, which shall not be subject to any reduction; The agricultural budget of £70,000 is to include a sum of £2,000 for the settlement of the Hapoel Hamizrachi in Sheikh Abrek, which shall be secured against any reduction.

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