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High Commissioner Tells Delegation He Will Recommend Return of Eritrean Deportees

A delegation headed by Moshe Shertok, chief of the Political department of the Jewish Agency and Isaac Ben-Zvi, president of the Jewish National Council, was today informed by High Commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham that he will recommend to London the return of all Jews deported to Eritrea, provided they pledge not to escape from Palestine detention camps.

While the delegation was calling on the High Commissioner, a group of wives and others of the deportees came to the Council’s offices to demand that every effort be made to secure the return of their sons and husbands.