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Palestine Authorities Arrest Eri Jabotinsky Upon His Arrival at Border Station

Eri Jabotinsky, son of the late Revisionist leader, arrived at the Palestine border yesterday and was immediately arrested and transferred to the “Feru jail,” it was learned today.

Mr. Jabotinsky, who had been in Turkey for several months as special representative of the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe, was deported last week by the Turkish authorities, following the refusal of the State Department to grant him a re-entry permit to the United States where his mother, wife and child reside. He is a Palestinian citizen.

(Ben Hecht, co-chairman of the American League for a Free Palestine, yesterday sent a protest to Lord Halifax, British Ambassador in Washington, and asked for urgent clarification. “I should like to know why my friend Eri has been whisked off to a British concentration camp, to be held incommunicado on some malarial sand pile over which the flag of Britain flies,” he said in his letter.)