70 Young Zionists Launch Colony in Perilous Sector

SEVENTY YOUNG JEWS, TEN OF THEM GIRLS, EARLY THIS MORNING TOOK POSSESSION OF THEIR NEWLY FOUNDED COLLECTIVE COLONY IN A REMOTE, DANGEROUS CORNER OF THE BEISAN VALLEY, BANDIT-INFESTED AREA NEAR THE TRANSJORDAN BORDER.

IN A DAWN CEREMONY, THE YOUNG COLONISTS ERECTED A FENCE SURROUNDING THE COLONY. REPRESENTATIVE OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND AND THE PALESTINE FOUNDATION FUND, RESPECTIVELY LAND-PURCHASING AND COLONIZING AGENCIES, ATTENDED. DELEGATES FROM ALL OTHER SETTLEMENTS IN THE COUNTRY WERE ALSO PRESENT.

THE COLONISTS ARE MEMBERS OF THE POALE MIZRACHI, RELIGIOUS ZIONIST LABOR ORGANIZATION.

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