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Torah Scrolls from Arab-held Part of Jerusalem Brought to Israel

A number of Torah scrolls which were brought here by a tourist from the Jordanian-held Old City of Jerusalem were deposited today in Beit Eidut (House of Testimony) on Mount Zion at ceremonies marking the 13th anniversary of the capture by the Arab Legion of the Old City.

The tourist, whose name was not disclosed, was on a tour of the Old City. He visited there an Arab resident who had hidden the scrolls for several rabbis before the Jewish quarter of the city fell to the Arab Legion during the 1948 War of Liberation. The tourist succeeded in securing the scrolls and, packing them in a suitcase, brought them to Israel via Cyprus.