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Jordanian Court Rules on Palestine Arab Assets Frozen in Israel

The Jordanian Court of Appeals has refused to entertain a suit against branches of Barclay’s Bank located in Jordan for assets frozen by the Israel Government in Barclay’s branches in that country, it was reported here today from Amman. At stake are claims pending in lower courts totalling over 1,000,000 pounds sterling.

The Jordanian high court ruled that the Israel Government’s Custodian of Abandoned Enemy Property had superseded the bank and relieved it of responsibility. The unsuccessful plaintiff was the Jaffa Citrus Fruit Association which claimed 16,000 pounds sterling which it had on deposit in the Jaffa branch of Barclay’s Bank in 1948.

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