Jewish Property Valued at $25,200,000 Damaged in Cairo Riots
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Jewish Property Valued at $25,200,000 Damaged in Cairo Riots

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Jewish property in Cairo suffered damage estimated at nine million pounds ($25,200,000) during the recent anti-British riots, it was reported here today.

The report said that the Jewish school in the Abassia district, one of the finest in the Middle East, had been totally destroyed. Nearly all Jewish-owned department stores and shops in the Egyptian capital were also burned to the ground, including the Cicurel department store.

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