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Palestine Reports $125,000 Deficit; Merchants Back Tel Aviv Jetty

The Palestine Government, which until recently had consistently reported treasury surpluses, announced today a deficit of $125,000 for the period from April 1 to Oct. 1, attributed largely to the costs of dealing with recent disorders.

A conference of Jewish merchants decided to use the new harbor at the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv exclusively in the face of Arab leaders’ protests that the new port’s competition would harm the neighboring Jaffa harbor.

An Arab, Ali Ibrahim, was sentenced to death in Haifa for firing on British troops. The judge emphasized that no amnesty could be expected for a person committing such an act.

El Liwaa, Arabic daily, reported that 15,000 Arabs assembled on the banks of the Jordan last night to give a send-off to Fawzi Bey el Kawkaji, Syrian rebel leader, who was being sought by troops as Palestine’s “Public Enemy No. 1.”

The festivities ended at dawn, the paper said, when a barbed wire barrier was cut and Kawkaji, accompanied by a few followers, crossed into Transjordan. The paper boasted of the Government’s failure to capture their hero.

Curfew was lifted last night from Jaffa, predominantly Arab city, where the disturbances broke out six months ago.

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