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Aden Stops Yemen Jews on Way to Zion

A number of Jewish families from Yemen who were on their way to Palestine were compelled by British authorities today to return to Yemen as soon as they reached Aden, which is a British protectorate.

The order to return the immigrants to their native cities was issued by the Aden authorities on the strength of the recent order prohibiting Jews to enter Aden.

Today’s incident constitutes a big problem for the Jewish organizations which are interested in assisting Yemenite Jews to migrate to Palestine. The families returned were all provided with Palestine visas and did not intend to remain in Aden. The fact that the administration of Aden did not permit them to make even a transitory stop will compel Jewish organizations to take up the issue with the authorities in order to prevent further difficulties in the future for Yemenite Jews seeking to pass through Aden on their way to Palestine.