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Orthodox Jew Who Visited Israel is Expelled from Morocco

Moroccan authorities have expelled Jacob Elkrief, an Orthodox Jew, for having visited Israel several years ago, it was reported here today from Casablanca. Mr. Elkrief, who was well-known in rabbinic circles in Morocco, was forced to leave behind all of his possessions which apparently will be disposed of by the Moroccan Government.

From Marrakesh it was reported today that a Jewish truck driver was attacked there by four Moslems when he refused to give in to their demand that he remove the six–pointed star, which formed part of the manufacturers emblem of his truck–a Germanmade Henschel. The Jew, identified as MM. Hamous, persisted in his refusal even after local police intervened and demanded that he remove the “Zionist” star.

M. Hamou was released after he showed the police and the Moslem attackers a Moroccan coin bearing a six-pointed star. “I will remove the star from my lorry when these coins are withdrawn from circulation in Morocco. If my lorry is Zionist, so is the Moroccan money,” he stated.

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