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Telephones Increase 26 Per Cent in Palestine

THE NUMBER OF TELEPHONES IN PALESTINE ROSE FROM 11,412 AT THE END OF AUGUST, 1936, TO 14,452 A YEAR LATER, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 26.6 PER CENT, ACCORDING TO A BULLETIN OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE OF STATISTICS. REVENUE FROM TELEPHONES, WHICH ARE OPERATED BY THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS, REACHED 151,685 IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1937 AS COMPARED WITH £118,452 IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR.

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