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100 Jews Arrested in Egypt; Jewish Community Reported Disturbed

Some 100 Jews from all walks of life in Egypt have been arrested by the Egyptian authorities in addition to the 13 named as ” Israel spies” by the Egyptian police, the Jewish Observer reported here today from Cairo.

The dispatch declared that apparently among the arrested Jews are a number of sons of prominent Egyptian Jews. It appears, from the careful replies given at police headquarters in Cairo, the report says, that none of the detained Jews are Israeli citizens.

The great publicity given the “spy ring” arrests in the Egyptian press and the fact that a large number of Egyptian Jewish families are affected by the arrests have clearly disturbed the Jewish community of Egypt, the Observer declares. It adds that not since the summer of 1948 has the Egyptian Jewish community been so evidently nervous.

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