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Conference on Labor Colony This Week

A two day conference will be held at “Unser Camp” beginning August 27th, under the auspices of the “Harueth Beth”, an organization organizing a labor colony in Palestine upon land of the Jewish National Fund in Wadi-Hawareth.

The Yakhin delegation, representing the co-operative agricultural organization for orange plantations, will participate in the sessions.

Sixty-five Jewish families are affiliated with the Harueth Beth organization which will grant 20 dunams of land to each member of the organization. Of this area 10 dunams are to be planted with orange groves. Settlers are to pay for this area at the rate of $2,500 annually for a period of five years. Settlement is to be made after the groves bear fruit and the settlers are able to earn a livelihood from the products.

An additional sum of $1,500 will be required for housing facilities and development of the remaining 10 dunam area, it is estimated.

All the members of the organization have contracted with the “Yakhin”, an affiliate of the Histadruth, Palestine labor Federation for the cultivation of the area.

The new labor colony is one of nine for 1,000 families in the progress of establishment on Wadi Hawareth land.

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