LONDON (Jul. 1)
Jews are leaving the peninsula of Aden en masse and the next boat leaving for Palestine will carry a large number of migrants seeking asylum in Palestine, the London office of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned yesterday from its correspondent in Aden.
The Jews are leaving the country because of the dangerous situation which has not abated, as an outgrowth of the attacks in the Jewish quarter of Aden recently.
Direct cabling of the news was rendered impossible because of the existing censorship. Recently despatches filed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent were intercepted, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned from its representative in Aden. The authorities did not inform either the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Office in London or the Jewish Telegraphic Agency representative in Aden, that these telegrams had not been forwarded, while the representative was allowed to believe that the messages had been duly forwarded.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency protested with the Indian office and was informed that a censorship of a temporary nature had been introduced.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has been unable to establish official confirmation of this statement.
Yesterday’s report charges the police with partiality, and inefficiency. The correspondent states that on May 27th, an anti-Jewish outburst had been organized in Samaliland, under French protection, but was suppressed by the authorities. Aden is a British protectorate.
A letter to the London Jewish Chronicle today from Aden reports that ten innocent Jews were arrested following the disturbance perpetrated by the Arabs on May 24th. Four were released because they were native born, six were sentenced to deportation to Hodeidah.
When Jewish representatives pointed out that the arrival of the deportees in Hodeidah would be the signal for outbreaks there against the Jews, the place of deportation was changed to Lahaj.
A throng seeking to influence the president of the Jewish Community to plead with the authorities to remit the sentence and protect the Jewish population, broke the windows of his house.
The demonstrants were dispersed by the police, says this communication.