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Algerian Rebels Attack Jewish Quarter in Oran; Burn Down Four Stores

September 27, 1961
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Commandos of the Algerian rebel organization, the FLN, slipped into the Jewish quarter of Oran last night undetected by security forces and burned down four Jewish shops, it was reported here today from Algeria.

The attack sparked fears that there might be a renewal of the violence which took place during the two days of Rosh Hashanah, in which three Arabs were killed and scores of Jews and Arabs attacked. A few days later, a Jew was killed and a 15-year-old Jewish boy wounded in new rioting between Jews and Moslems in the Jewish section, French security forces have been on duty in the area since the initial fighting.

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