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French Jews Interned in Egypt Declare Hunger Strike After Embassy Fails to Free Them

August 13, 1948
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Eighteen French Jews interned in Egypt as a result of anti-Jewish sentiments in the country today launched a hunger strike in protest against their detention. The internees acted after the French Embassy failed after repeated attempts to obtain their release.

(Last week, a well-informed Israeli leader estimated the number of Jews interned in Egyptian concentration camps at 3,000.)

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