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Violence Flares in Tetuan As Jews Resist Extortion by Palestine Arabs

Many persons were wounded here in excesses following efforts by Palestine Arabs to force Jews to contribute to fund being raised to help drive the Jews out of Palestine.

The funds campaign was launched at a meeting of Palestine Arabs headed by the notorious agitator, Abdel Khalakh. A collection was started immediately after the meeting and some Jews were forced, under threats, to contribute. Agitators who attempted to extort money from Jews pointed out that the High Commissioner for Spanish Morocco, Colonel Beighbed, was heading the list of contributors with a donation of $1,000.

Following a complaint by representative of the Jewish Community, the High Commissioner ordered that Jews be not approached for contributions. A delegation of Jewish leaders told the High Commissioner that they were ready to give money to poor Arabs in Spanish Morocco but never to Palestine Arabs.