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Palestine Government Awaiting Approval of 1,500 Monthly Immigration Quota

Palestine Government circles are expecting instructions from London authorizing the admission of 1,500 Jewish immigrants monthly, in accordance with the policy laid down by Foreign Minister Bevin in the House of Comons on Nov. 13, it was learned today.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Government here had asked the Colonial Office for a decision on immigration policy, in view of the fact that the White Paper quota has been virtually exhausted.

Troops of the Arab Legion, composed of Arabs from Transjordan, who are being used to hunt for Jews who have been smuggled into the country, yesterday arrested a group of Jewish school children and their teacher, near the colony of Mishmar Hayarden, in the upper Galilee region on suspicion that they were “illegal” immigrants. They were released only after intervention by the colony’s leaders.

Immigrants attempting to reach here from Yemen are encountering difficulties, it was disclosed today. According to word from there, anti-Jewish agitation in the small Arab state has increased lately under pressure from Palestine Arab groups.

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