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Commission Leaves for Cyprus to Select 300 Jewish Immigrants for Palestine

Two representatives of the Jewish Agency and two government officials will leave for Cyprus next week to select the first 300 deportees who are to be admitted to Palestine under the Nov. 15–Dec. 14 quota. Another 750 will be allowed to enter under next month’s allotment of certificates. It is understood that in the first transport will be included mainly pregnant women, aged persons and invalids.

At a meeting in the Caraolas Camp in Cyprus yesterday leaders of the Jewish deportees expressed dissatisfaction at the Palestine Government’s action in restricting to 1,050 the number of deportees who may enter in the next two months.

The Haganah radio broadcast tonight that Britain will be held responsible “for any accidents that befall Jewish illegal immigrants on the high seas.” The broadcast scored the “hypocritical anxiety” of John Dugdale, financial secretary to the Admiralty, who yesterday expressed fears in the House of Commons concerning the unseaworthiness of the vessels being used by visaless immigrants. It warned that “immigration will continue in the best possible ships.”

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