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Report 4,500 Certificates Granted Jewish Agency for Six-month Period

A total of 4,500 labor immigration certificates for the next six months has been granted to the Jewish Agency Executive by the Palestine government, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns today from unofficial sources.

Although the number represents 2,250 less than the 6,750 asked for by the Jewish Agency, the quota is still the largest granted by the Palestine government since 1926.

The quota is for the period of October to March.

The number is more than double that granted for the six month period which has just expired, when 2,000 certificates were issued.

Two-thirds of the certificates will be assigned to male immigrants and one-third to women immigrants.

The Jewish Agency Executive would not either confirm or deny the report.