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500 Cyprus Deportees Returned to Palestine; New Immigration Quota of 1,500 Announced

The Palestine Government’s immigration schedule for the Dec. 15-Jan. 14 period was announced today. It includes, as expected, 1,500 certificates for Jews. Two hundred visas are assigned for Arab immigration.

Five hundred Jewish deportees from Cyprus arrived in Haifa this morning aboard the Ocean Vigor, which had transported many of them to Cyprus last August when they attempted to enter Palestine. They were dressed warmly in clothing provided by the J.D.C. and the Jewish Agency. The immigrants will remain in the Athlit camp until they can be released under the quota.

Nine Palestine Jews who earlier this week were returned from Eritrean exile were today released from the Latrun detention camp. They were part of a group of twelve, one of whom was killed and two wounded, when a British soldier guarding them at the Lydda airport accidentally discharged his automatic rifle. The two wounded men are now in the Hadassah Hospital in Tel Aviv.