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Hundreds from Tel Aviv, Haifa Visit Jerusalem for Deliverance Prayers

Many hundreds of inhabitants of Tel Aviv and Haifa, after undergoing air raids during the past week, are visiting the Wailing Wall to pray Birkath Hagomel–the prayer after deliverance from danger. Some 8,000 persons have come to Jerusalem for a short rest after nights made sleepless by raids and alarms.

The survivors of the bombing of an invalids’ home in Tel Aviv last Thursday, in which five inmates were killed, have been moved to new promises. Three of the wounded remain in the hospital, where their progress is reported satisfactory.

Meanwhile, it is announced that more than 500 Yemenite Jews in Palestine have enlisted in the armed forces.

All except 70 of the 1,500 survivors of the explosion and sinking of the refugee ship Patria in Haifa harbor last November and all the refugees who arrived here on the S.S. Libertad last June have now been released from the Athlit internment camp.

Three hundred children are attending nine classes in the camp’s school. Three additional teachers who have been engaged are giving instruction in Hebrew and the regular course of subjects. The youths have arranged flower and vegetable gardens covering 30 dunams and various workshops.

Most of the Youth Aliyah immigrants in the last four months have been absorbed on Jewish National Fund land, according to figures just made available which show that of 1,000 youths and children, 800 are being trained on J.N.F. land, including one-third in agricultural schools, such as Ben Shemen and Ahavah. Of 1,150 youths graduated as trainees in the same period, 950 were trained on J.N.F. land and 640 of them have already been absorbed as settlers in J.N.F. areas.

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