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Egyptian Jews Arrive in Transit Immigration Camp; Seek to Reach Israel

Nearly 100 Egyptian Jews arrived at the Jewish Agency transit camp at Marseilles during the month, it was reported here today. They joined some 5,000 North African Jews waiting for transportation to Israel.

Despite the fact that several boatloads of immigrants leave Marseilles for Haifa every week a constant stream of arrivals from North Africa keeps the camp at the near 5,000 mark at all times. Most of the North African Jews arrive with little more than clothing which they wear and that is mostly in rags.