Prisoners Fast for 24 Hours; Win Freedom
Menu JTA Search

Prisoners Fast for 24 Hours; Win Freedom

Download PDF for this date

Ten Jews and four Arabs went on a twenty-four hour hunger strike yesterday in the Jerusalem prison demanding that they should be released under bail. The demand was granted today by the government and the prisoners ended their strike. They will be released under bail of $125 each.

The strikers were in jail on charges of illegal entry into Palestine. The four Arabs are of the Druze tribe in Syria.

The terms of all fourteen prisoners had long expired. They were being kept in jail because they refused to reveal their native lands to which the government could deport them.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund