Jews in Tripolitania Still Fearful; Crowded in Camps, They Insist on Emigration
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Jews in Tripolitania Still Fearful; Crowded in Camps, They Insist on Emigration

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Although the British military authorities feel that they have the situation in Tripolitania under control, and that order has been completely restored following the anti-Jewish riots early this month in which more than 100 Jews were killed, their confidence is shared neither by the Jewish population nor by other national minorities here, a special correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency found upon arriving here today.

Evacuee camps are jammed with Jews who lost their homes and possessions during the riots. They are clamoring for transportation to Palestine, to Europe, anywhere. However, the British authorities expect them to remain in Tripolitania. Other sections of the population who fear Arab nationalism also want to leave.

The slowness with which the British military authorities are conducting the trials of more than 700 Arabs arrested for murder and looting of Jews is criticized by the non-Arab population and tends to reinforce the widespread feeling that minorities are not adequately protected. At the same time, it fosters arrogance among the Arabs. All indications point to the fact that it will take a long time before the mutual confidence which existed between the Jews and the Arabs in Tripolitania for generations will be restored.

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