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400 Jewish Refugees from Egypt Stage Demonstration in Italy

Four hundred Jewish refugees from Egypt, all Italian nationals, staged a demonstration in Naples yesterday in protest against inadequate assistance and reports that the Italian authorities were planning to resettle them in Sicily. The 400 originally lived in Port Said.

The Italian Cabinet will discuss the problem of Italian nationals fleeing Egypt or exiled from that country, it was announced here this week-end. Rumors are circulating to the effect that the government plans to extend rights and privileges to these exiles similar to those granted Italian nationals who left Trieste areas now under Yugoslav rule.

Meanwhile, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities has issued a nationwide appeal asking all Italian Jews to contribute to funds for the assistance of Jewish refugees from Egypt. It has asked that jobs be found, particularly for Jewish refugees who are Italian citizens. Some 7,000 in this category are expected to quit Egypt in the near future.