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Jewish Agency Hopes to Settle Demobilized Brigaders on Land, Veteran Dept. Chief Says

Plans are new under way for re-settlement of Palestinian soldiers after the war, Joseph Gurion, chief of the Jewish Agency’s special division for soldier aid, said today. Mr. Gurion is presently visiting the Brigade.

When demobilized, Jewish soldiers will receive monetary payments from the palestine Government, he stated. In addition, they will be encouraged to accept homesteads if they do not wish to return to their pre-war occupations. These homesteads are now being prepared through the Jewish National Fund, Mr. Gurion said, and at the same time, the Palestine Government is being urged to open state lands to the returning veterans.

The Agency’s veteran aid chief hopes that at least fifty percent of the demobilized Jewish soldiers will engage in agriculture after the war. There are many refugees, he pointed out, who joined the Brigade immediately after being admitted to palestine. They were without occupations and will be encouraged to farm.