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Palestine Housing Shortage Leads to “invasion” of Vacant Premises by Homeless Refugees

Palestine’s housing shortage, which has been made more acute by the arrival of hundreds of immigrants in recent months, has led groups of homeless persons to “invade” unoccupied houses or apartments.

A number of refugees newly arrived from the Balkans, and unable to find even temporary shelter, broke into the vacated building of an insane asylum at Bnei Brak, and into several private homes at Nathanya. In the latter colony, a group of Yemenite refugees yesterday “invaded” the villa of Dr. Bernard Joseph, legal advisor of the Jewish Agency, who is now in the United States.