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0,500 Jewish Immigrants Entered Palestine During Last Six Months, Government Reports

July 17, 1947
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The Palestine Government today released immigration statistics for the six-month period from Dec. 15, 1946 to June 14, 1947, which re(##)ealed that 10,500 Jewish immigrants had been admitted to Palestine.

Nearly 3,900 of the immigrants came from Cyprus, 2,246 from the British zone (##) Germany and 543 certificates were subtracted for illegal immigrants who escaped (##)rem the blockade runner Susannah which beached on the southern Palestine coast. In addition, it listed some 2,600 certificates as issued by the Department of Migration (##) 243 allocated to the dependents of service personnel.

The official Gazette announced the new quota of 1,500 certificates for Jews and 200 for others for the July 15-August 14 period. Two hundred and fifty certificates will be allotted to parents of Palestine residents during this period.

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