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First Camp for Jewish Refugees Reaching Palestine Will Be Erected at Petach Tikvah

September 17, 1946
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The first camp for the temporary housing of Jewish immigrants from Europe will be erected at Petach Tikvah, a Jewish Agency spokesman today told a press conference here.

The camp, which was purchased from American Army surplus stores in France, will be split up and placed on the outskirts of several large cities. The first shipload has already been sent to Petach Tikavah and the second ship is expected soon.

The camp will consist of 2,800 tents, 350 huts, bedding, machinery, engineering equipment and other supplies. It is estimated that when all facilities are in operation as many as 30,000 refugees will be accommodated.

Palestine’s citrus industry will show a profit this year for the first time since the outbreak of war, it was officially stated today. At the same time, it was announced that approximately 10,000,000 boxes of oranges and grapefruit will be exported this year, with Britain taking 6,500,000 boxes. Eire and Norway are also slated to receive large shipments.

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