Palestine Omits New Entry Schedule As Travel Snags Bar Use of 8,000 Old Visas

The Palestine Government announced today that it will not issue an immigration schedule for the period from October, 1940, to March, 1941, because more than 8,000 certificates under the previous six-month quota had not yet been used as a result of travel difficulties and the impossibility of reaching Palestine during the schedule period.

In a statement explaining its action, the Government said many holders of certificates were unable to bring capital to Palestine and that unemployment was now a serious preoccupation of the Government. However, the Government is allowing a limited number of replacement certificates for immigrants able to leave for Palestine within the next six months.

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