Refugees to Resettle Abandoned Colony
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Refugees to Resettle Abandoned Colony

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The colony of Tel Hai in Galilee, established by the PICA, will be resettled by German Jewish youth. The buildings have not been used since 1919, when Joseph Trumpeldor and his comrades died defending Tel Hai against Bedouins.

The land meanwhile has been cultivated by the neighboring colony of Kfar Gilldi, which will assist the newcomers, expected here shortly. The village will be under the care of the Bureau for Settlement of German Jews, which has signed a twenty-two-year lease with the PICA and is spending £1,000 for building repairs.

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