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80 Jewish Refugees from Aden Arrive in London; Report Anti-jewish Brutalities

June 21, 1967
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Eighty Jewish refugees arrived here today from Aden by air, reporting that Arab mobs had been guilty of incredible brutality and destruction.

Philip Jacob Samuel, chairman of the Aden Jewish community and one of the refugees airlifted here today, reported that “I have never seen such hatred and deliberate destruction. Even the young Arabs were screaming out that they wanted to kill us. It was terrible. Had it not been for the British troops, they probably would have. Three Jews trapped in the Crater district were attacked by an armed mob. Two of them were beaten to death and cut up into pieces. The third man was found alive, barely able to breathe.”

The refugees were greeted by Sir Barnett Janner, M.P., former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, who had arranged the airlift. The 10,000 pound ($28,000) cost of airlifting the Aden Jews to safety is being covered by the Inter-Governmental Committee for European Migration.

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