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Algerian Rebel Organization Assails Jewish Community Leaders

The Algerian rebel organization, the FLN, has accused Jewish community leaders in Algeria of being “the accomplices of the colonial crimes now being committed in our land,” it was reported here today.

The charge appeared in the FLN newspaper, El Moudjahid, which carried an article on “The Constant Position of the Algerian Revolution with regard to the Jewish Minority.” In the article, the FLN asserted that Algerian Jewish leaders had “deluded part of the Algerian Jewish community by inviting it not to take part in the struggle for national liberation.”

The FLN also charged that recent communiques by Algerian Jewish leaders protesting the profanation and systematic devastation of the Great Synagogue of Algiers had “already served this argument for colonial propaganda devoted to settling Jews and Moslems against one another.”

The FLN newspaper urged Algerian Jews to be “among the first to join in the demand, made by the National Algerian Organization, that an international inquiry commission be sent as soon as possible to Algeria to establish dispassionately what happened there, and particularly in Algiers during the events of recent days.”

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