Anti-jewish Excesses in Egypt Mount As Result of Defeats in Negev, Correspondent Reports
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Anti-jewish Excesses in Egypt Mount As Result of Defeats in Negev, Correspondent Reports

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Anti-Jewish excesses this week reached a new peak in Cairo as a result of the Egyptian defeats in the Negev, it was reported here today by a correspondent of the Cyprus Mail, who left Cairo because he was banned from sending dispatches concerning the internal crisis in Egypt resulting from the military losses in Palestine.

The correspondent, a British citizen, added that not a day passes without Jewish murders at Cairo and Alexandria, or the dynamiting of Jewish homes and stores. There is little to choose between the street mobs and the police with respect to lawlessness and brutality, he declared. An approximate toll of the Jewish loss of life and the damage they have suffered is impossible to estimate due to the Egyptian Government’s complete suppression of the facts, he asserted.

Egyptian quarters at the United Nations here today conceded that their nation’s defeat by Israeli troops is stirring up a whirl poof of opposition at Cairo, capable of toppling the government headed by Premier Mahmoud Fahmn Nokrashy Pasha. One highly placed informant stated that government leaders are fearful of a return to Cairo of the Egyptian soldiers who have been beaten in the desert fighting by the Israel forces, and that they are taking extraordinary measures to confine them to small towns and villages.

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