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Prince of Morocco Urged to Act on Abduction of Jewish Girls

Young Jewish girls in Morocco are frequently abducted and forced to adopt the Islamic faith, or forced to marry Moslems, according to a complaint voiced by a delegation of leading Jews who visited Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco.

The delegation protested against other difficulties imposed on the Jews of Morocco by the Moroccan Government. Among these difficulties are rejection of passport and visa applications. The delegation told the prince that, contrary to some assurances he gave recently while visiting London, “it is well known that it is exceptionally difficult for Moroccan Jews to obtain passports” to leave Morocco.