Arabs in Morocco Continue to Burn Jewish Homes; Loot Jewish Shops
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Arabs in Morocco Continue to Burn Jewish Homes; Loot Jewish Shops

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An all-out attack on the Jewish quarter in the Moroccan town of Mazagan was carried out yesterday by Arab rioters as part of their insurrectionary movement against the French administration in Morocco. The Arab mob stormed the Jewish section where they burned Jewish homes and looted Jewish stores.

The Jewish inhabitants, anticipating riots, had left their homes a day earlier and sought shelter elsewhere. There were, therefore, no Jewish casualties, but damage to Jewish property is reported to be very heavy.

Jewish houses were burned down by Arab mobs also in Safi. Because of the fact that the rioters have sabotaged the communication lines between Casablanca and other Moroccan towns it was impossible today to get a full picture of what happened to Jewish families in various sections of Morocco. However, from Oued Zem it was reported today that one Jew was among the Europeans killed in the riots on Saturday. Many of the 250 Jews living in Oued Zem were evacuated Saturday to the Civil Control Office in the town, which is protected by French soldiers.

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