100 American Citizens Leave Jerusalem En Route to U.s.; Majority Are Jews

More than 100 American citizens left here for the United States today — some to remain only temporarily and others permanently. Most of those who left are Jews and include several rabbis and students.

Because of the Technical difficulties involved in leaving Jerusalem at this time, the U.S. Consulate-General arranged for transportation and safe-conduct facilities for the group, partly through Arab-held territory. The party is expected to board a New York-bound American vessel — the S.S. Marine Carp — on June 27, at Haifa. The group left Jerusalem in three busses, led by a U.S. consular vehicle prominently displaying American flags.

More than 11,000 tons of supplies and 6,000 tons of fuel will be brought into Jerusalem before the Palestine truce expires on July 9, it was announced here today.

Two new Jewish settlements were established today. One of them, set up in the Negev area of the Jewish state, was named Buchenwald in memory of the thousands of Jews who perished in the notorious Nazi concentration camp. The other colony, organized by members of Hashomer Hatzair, was named Zikim. Its location was not specified.

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