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British Firm Withdraws from Jerusalem Electric and Water Concessions

September 13, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Sir John Jackson, Ltd., the company which purchased the electric and water concessions for Jerusalem from the Greek engineer Mavrommatis, has withdrawn from these contracts, it was learned here today.

An official communication to this effect was sent by the company to the British Colonial Office.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that in case Mavrommatis will be unable to form a new company before February, 1927, he will lose his right to these concessions, which were sustained by the International Court of Justice in a spectacular trial in which the Greek and British governments were parties and involving a part of the Ruttenberg electrification and irrigation concession.

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