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Jewish Workers Demonstrate in Palestine Colony; Demand Work

December 19, 1928
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Police Disperse Demonstration; Ex-Legionnaires Demand Land (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A demonstration of Jewish workers in the colony Petach Tikvah, one of the oldest Jewish colonies in Palestine, was dispersed by the police yesterday.

The workers demanded an opportunity to obtain employment in the orange groves. The Petach Tikvah colonists are selling their products while on the trees to Arab dealers who contract for the picking with Arab workers, there being a considerable difference between Arab and Jewish workers’ wage scales.

A delegation of the former members of the Jewish Legion who fought in Palestine under Lord Allenby called today at the headquarters of the Jewish National Fund, the Zionist land purchasing agency. The ex-legionnaires demanded that steps be taken for the fulfillment of the promise made by Zionist leaders at the end of the war that the legionnaires remaining in Palestine will be given the opportunity to settle on the land. M. M. Ussishkin, head of the organization, promised to bring the matter before the Board of Directors of the National Fund.

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