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Jewish Cemetery in Oran Threatened

A public works project in Oran, Algeria, is threatening a Jewish cemetery there with partial destruction, it was learned here today. The Jewish consistory in Oran reported that about 2000 graves will be unearthed to make way for the project on a strip of land recently expropriated by the authorities. The rest of the cemetery will not be affected. The consistory said it notified the families whose kins graves will be destroyed.