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Court Fight on Minor’s Conversion and Marriage

November 27, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The marriage of a minor after her conversion from Judaism to the Islamic faith will be fought in the Palestine courts by her parents, and the Rabbinate. Annulment of the marriage will be asked by the girl’s parents on the ground that she is unde eighteen and her marriage, as well as her conversion, is therefore invalid.

The girl was kidnaped by a Moslem youth while on her way from work to her home in the Old City. Following an appeal to the police by the girl’s parents and the Rabbinate, the girl was found and brought home. She declared, however, that she would embrace the Islamic faith and marry her kidnaper. The marriage was consummated after her conversion.

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