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Communists Fight at Anti-rumanian Meeting in Israel; Twenty Injured; Two Arrested

Twenty persons were injured here in a clash started by an organized communist group at a parley called by the Union of Rumanian Jews in Israel to protest against the arrests and deportations of the Jews in Rumania.

The speakers at the conference included Israel’s Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett and Mayor Israel Rokach of Tel Aviv. Mr. Sharett called upon the Rumanian authorities to release the arrested Jewish leaders and permit their emigration to Israel. Other speakers condemned the acts of the Rumanian Government.

Attempting to break up the conference, which took place in the Ohel Shem Hall one of the largest meeting halls in the city — the communists started a fight resulting in the arrest of two of their group and in the injuring of twenty persons, mostly communists. Several of the injured communists were taken to a first aid station while others were treated by private physicians.