Posters in Yemen Attack Jews, Stir Unrest Reminiscent of ’29

The Jewish population in Yemen was in great panic today when posters alleging that Jews in Palestine have destroyed Moslem places of worship, suddenly appeared in many villages and townships in Yemen.

Spurred by these posters the Moslem population proclaimed a fast today and assembled in the Mosques to pray for the lives of the Arabs in Palestine and for the safety of Moslem institutions there. The tensity was reminiscent of the days when the anti-Jewish riots broke out in Palestine in 1929 when similar provocative rumors were spread among Arabs.

It has been established that the inciting posters had been imported from Palestine. There is no printing plant in Yemen where the posters could have been printed.

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