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Palestine Government Refuses to House Homeless Jews in Houses of German Internees

The Palestine Government has notified the municipality of Tel Aviv that it is not inclined to convert houses of Palestine Germans interned as enemy aliens into homes for homeless Jewish immigrants, the Arab press reports today.

The suggestion that the Jewish refugees be housed in homes of interned German residents came from the municipality of Tel Aviv, the report says. It concerned chiefly the German settlement of Sarona which is situated on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. However, the interned Germans of Sarona notified the Palestine Government that they were opposed to having their dwellings used as homes for refugees.

Upon receiving the protest of the internees, the District Commissioner informed Mayor Rokach of its contents, adding that “the Palestine Government will not consider robbing the houses of the Sarona Germans” since it expects them to return to their homes after the war, the leading Arab newspaper Adifa states.