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Concern over Fate of Jewish Community in Tetuan, Morocco

Serious concern is felt here for the safety of the Jewish community in Tetuan, Morocco after riots yesterday in which 30-70 persons reportedly were killed. Jewish organizaions have been unable to ascertain the fate of Tetuan’s 2,000 Jews because telephone and telex communications with Morocco have been disrupted for the past two days.

The riots reportedly were protests against higher food prices and higher school fees. Mobs of students and others reportedly attacked residential quarters and looted shops on the main thoroughfares before troops and police machinegunned them.

The only reports available are from Spanish correspondents in two tiny enclaves of what formerly was Spanish Morocco and the usually well informed Radio Madrid. Jewish organizations say they expect first-hand reports from the Jewish community within a few days.

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