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Late Palestine News New Blow Aimed at Illegal Entrants

August 17, 1939
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The Palestine Government announced today a regulation making illegal immigration an offense under the emergency regulations as well as under the immigration ordinance. The regulation published in the official Palestine Gazette, provides for summary trial before a British magistrate “who shall direct detention during the pleasure of the High Commissioner.” Jewish circles interpreted the order as obliging magistrates to impose indefinite detention as well as jail sentences on illegal immigrants.

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