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Polish Jewish Refugees in Palestine Will Continue to Receive Subsidies from Government

Jewish refugees from Poland, who were recently deprived of the monthly allowance given them during the war by the British Government, from funds charged to the Polish Government-in-Exile, were today informed that they will receive the grants due them for January. The Polish authorities in Palestine, who made the announcement, said that payments would be made regularly in the future.

When subsidies were stopped, on the basis that the 1,300 Jews concerned entered Palestine with immigration certificates and were, therefore, considered permanent settlers and not refugees, the Polish Jews protested to the Palestine Government. They maintained that since they did not come from Poland directly, but from Teheran, the Soviet Union, and other places, it would have been impossible for them to enter Palestine without certificates.