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127 Jewish “illegal” Immigrants Detained in Palestine Since End of War; 407 Released

Since the end of the war in Europe, 427 Jewish “illegal” immigrants have been apprehended in Palestine, J.V.W. Shaw, Chief Secretary of the Palestine Government, told a press conference today. He added that 407 of them have since been released, and 15 deported. Measures for dealing with illegal immigrants, Shaw said, engage the government’s constant attention.

Referring to press censorchip, Shaw said censors had been instructed to exercise strictness, but that this would not absolve editors of newspapers from responsibility for publication of inflammatory matter endangering public security.

The Jewish Journalists Association issued a statement declaring that if any Jewish newspaper is suspended by the government for publishing copy which had been approved by the censor, the remaining Jewish papers will cease publication in protest.