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

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

Download PDF for this date

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.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund