Cario Jews Proclaim Day of Fasting to Protest Ricts; Will Ask Government for Apology
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Cario Jews Proclaim Day of Fasting to Protest Ricts; Will Ask Government for Apology

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The Cairo Jewish community today tentatively set this Thursday as a day of mourning and fasting to protest the anti-Jewish riots which resulted in an estimated $1,000,000 damage to Jewish stores, homes, synagogues and institutions here, caused the death of six persons and the wounding of over five hundred.

In the meantime, a request will be made to the Egyptian Government for an official apology, as well as assurances that stringent measures will be taken to prevent a recurence of anti-Semitic violence.

Police today suppressed minor disturbances here as rioters sought to extend the outbreaks into the fourth successive day. Patrols are guarding all main streets to prevent further violence.

The day of protest on Thursday is expected to be marked by the closing of all Jewish shops and non-Jewish employers will be asked to allow their Jewish employees to join the observance.

Jewish circles reveal that delegations of young Egyptians visited Jewish-owned stores last week and warned them to close down on Friday. Chief Rabbi Haim Nahoum Effendi, to whom the shopkeepers turned for advice, urged them to keep closed and notified the Egyptian authorities of the threats. Despite his warning, the authorities took no steps to protect Jewish shops.

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