2,500 Visaless Jews from Jewish State and Redemption Deported to Cyprus over Week-end
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2,500 Visaless Jews from Jewish State and Redemption Deported to Cyprus over Week-end

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Twenty-five hundred visaless Jews from the intercepted ships, Jewish State and Redemption, were deported over the week-end to Cyprus, while another 1,500 refugees aboard the Jewish State awaited transshipment within the next 24 hours.

Both the Jewish State and the Redemption, whose passengers were sent to Cyprus earlier, sailed from the Bulgarian port of Varna on Sept. 21, it was learned here. Immediately after passing through the Dardanelles, the two vessels were sighted by two British destroyers which followed them and which were later joined by six additional British warships.

Two Jews, Hans Loewenberg, and Walter Aladin, 40, were found murdered during the week-end near Ras Elain, in the vicinity of Petach Tikvah. Since the two were not robbed, it is believed, from tracks discovered at the scene of the killing that Arab horsemen ambushed them and killed them for revenge. A member of an Arab band was killed last month in a raid on Kfar Sirkin, where the two Jews lived.

Yesterday, British troops uprooted a grove belonging to A. Goldberg, of Glasgew, after an Army-type truck was blown up on a nearby road.

Representatives Frances Bolton and Chester Merrow, of the special committee of the HOuse Foreign Affairs Committee, arrived at Lydda airport yesterday from Athens to study social movements, which will “cut across national boundaries.”

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