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Jewish Bodies in Palestine Demand Repatriation of Jews Deported to Eritrea

Repatriation of the nearly 300 Palestine Jews confined in a British concentration camp in Eritrea, and a ban on future deportations were demanded today at a plenary session of the Jewish National Council.

A similar demand will be submitted to the Government by the municipalities of Tel Aviv and of Petach-Tikvah, following resolutions to this effect adopted yesterday by the municipal councils of the two cities.

The resolutions also requested the appointment of a public commission to reconsider the arrest of innocent persons in Palestine. In presenting this request, the mayors of Tel Aviv and Petach-Tikvah will point out to the Government that numerous Jewish families have been ruined by arbitrary arrests made only under the authority of subordinate police officers.

A group of 140 Bulgarian Jews, one of the last groups to be admitted under the White Paper quota, landed here today from the Rumanian vessel “Transylvania.”