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Abduction of Jewish Girls in Morocco Continues: Two Escorts Killed

The Jewish population of Rabat was shocked today by the murder of two Jewish youths and the abduction of two Jewish girls whose whereabouts were still unknown. The four young people were attacked last night while en route to their home The bodies of the youths were found later.

The crime has further increased the uneasiness of Moroccan Jewry in the deteriorating political situation. The double murder and abductions followed the recent seizure and force conversion of a number of Jewish girls and their subsequent forced marriages to Moslems. Jewish leaders who met recently with Crown Prince Moulay expressed their fears about the situation.