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Palestine Jews Aroused by Harsh Measures Used to Halt Illegal Entry

A wave of indignation swept the Jewish population today as the harsh measures employed by the officials to halt illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine became generally known. British and Arab police yesterday began a wide hunt for illegal Jewish immigrants along the frontiers and coast.

Several men, women and children who were arrested, were summarily jailed today, the men in Acre prison, the women in the Bethlehem Females’ prison and the children in the Haifa orphanage.

British and Arab police today questioned motor bus chauffeurs at Beirut, asking if Jews were among their passegers. They carefully scrutinized all passports and asked the passengers their religion.

A meeting at Deraa, Syria, of the French adviser of the gendarmerie and the commandant of the Palestine customs officer to discuss means of preventing illegal entry of Palestine immigrants through Syria was reported today.

Haaretz, Hebrew daily, reported today that Palestinian Arabs are urging the Syrians and Lebanese to assist the Palestine government in checking the entry of Jews through Syria. Lebanese authorities, it is learned, contemplate the establishment of further control posts along the southern frontier.

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