10,000 Hauranis Going to Palestine
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10,000 Hauranis Going to Palestine

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Ten thousand Hauranis are preparing to migrate to Palestine, confident of securing employment there and encouraged by stories of affluence among their fellows who have been there for some time, it is reported here. The thirty to forty thousand Hauranis now working in Palestine have sent home to their distressed families sums aggregating £100,000, it is estimated in economic circles in Syria.

The thoughts of local peasantry are turning more and more to Palestine, what with the economic stress, the widespread agricultural slump, and the plan of French authorities to settle Assyrian refugees from Irad here. This latter move has aroused great indignation locally, and there have been protest meetings and protest memoranda sumbitted. At Aleppo and other places parties of Assyrian refugees have been attacked.

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