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Atrocities Against Syrian Jews

The Public Committee for Jews in Arab Lands said today that it has received reports of atrocities against, Jewish women in Syria. The reports stated that young Jewish women have been separated forcibly from their husbands by Syrian soldiers and then raped. The Public Committee did not divulge where the reports came from nor where the incidents occurred. It did say that according to the reports Jews have become victims in the struggle between the Syrian army and the Moslem Brotherhood.

The Committee said it would launch a worldwide campaign immediately after the High Holy Days on behalf of Jews in Arab countries, especially on behalf of the 4500 Jews still in Syria. The campaign is scheduled to reach its climax on International Human Rights Day at the beginning of December.

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