1,600 Detained Palestine Jews Threaten Hunger Strike; Non-cooperation Reported Postponed

All of the 1,600 prisoners in the Raffa camp on the Palestine-Egyptian border, who represent about 80 per cent of the approximately 2,000 Jews still held by the British as a result of recent raids, have threatened to go on a hunger strike beginning tonight.

The authorities are attempting to come to some agreement with the detainees to prevent the strike, which they fear will spread to all other detention camps throughout the country.

The Inner Zionist Actions Committee, which met here today, is understood to have voted to postpone for a few days its decision to order a civil disobedience campaign by all Jews in Palestine.

The government today announced a July 15-August 15 immigration quota of 1,500 Jews and 100 non-Jews. Of the visas for Jews, 1065 will be assigned to the visaless refugees who arrived on the Haviva Reik and the Josiah Wedgwood and who are still at Athlit.

The 1,100 who entered on the Birya, the latest immigrant vessel to arrive here, will probably be obliged to wait for the next quota before being released.

Arab newspapers report that the current drive in Egypt against Communists and other opponents of the government is being accompanied by anti-Jewish incitement. Many Jewish premises in Caire have had anti-Jewish inscriptions scrawled across them.

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