Deportation of Thirteen Unemployed Workers Recommended by Court
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Deportation of Thirteen Unemployed Workers Recommended by Court

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Judgment in the case of the thirteen Jewish unemployed workers, arrested for creating a disturbance in the office of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, was handed down yesterday by the court.

They were sentenced to ten days in jail. The court also recommended their deportation from the country.

The thirteen had previously applied to the Palestine government, asking that they be deported to their native countries, as they were unable to obtain employment in the country. The government directed them to the Zionist Executive, where they caused a disturbance. While in jail they declared a hunger strike.

Lord Plumer, High Commissioner of Palestine, has invited J. Ben Zwi, leader of the Palestine Jewish Labor Party, to discuss the labor question with him.

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