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Ease Citizenship Requirements for Palestine Jews Serving with British Forces

Jewish volunteers from Palestine who enlist in the British forces will not be obliged to produce immigration certificates when they apply for Palestinian citizenship after the war, it was officially decreed today by High Commissioner Sir Harold MacMichael.

In effect, this decree will give legal status to Jewish immigrants who serve in the British army even though they may have entered the country illegally. The exemption will also apply to the wives and minor children – under eighteen – of these veterans.

A contingent of women drivers attached to the Palestine Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service paraded through the main streets of Jerusalem today together with their trucks. The PATS were given public receptions outside the Yeshurun Synagogue and at the premises of the Jewish Agency.