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Dr. Von Weisl Released from Confinement After 18, Day Hunger Strike

September 19, 1946
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Dr. Wolfgang von Weisl, noted journalist and physician, was released today from confinement after completing 18 days of his 28-day hunger strike. Dr. von Weisl, who was removed from the Latrun detention camp to a hospital here last week when he became ill, declared his fast in protest against the British policy in Palestine.

The official government communique announcing his release stated that he was being freed for medical reasons and that he would remain under police supervision and was liable to re-arrest and detention when the state of his health would permit.

Earlier, a special committee to intercede in his behalf was organized in Tel Aviv by Mayor Israel Rokach and the city’s rabbinate. The Hadassah and a number of Jewish medical organizations throughout Palestine had petitioned High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham to release Dr. von Weisl because his health had been seriously impaired by his prolonged hunger strike.

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