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Moroccan Jews Deny ‘secret Society’

January 31, 1973
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The Jewish community in Morocco is currently up in arms over a news dispatch from the Middle East News Agency in Cairo, announcing “the formation of a secret society by Moroccan Jews for terrorist actions.” The agency also says the society seeks to “force Jews to immigrate to Israel.”

One of the leaders of the Moroccan community has called the dispatch “a provocation,” pointing out that the same news agency recently announced the assassination of an influential Jewish businessman and his family “because the businessman had refused to join this ‘secret society.'”

No such massacre has taken place in Morocco. But the Jewish community fears this dispatch may be the prelude to tensions or possible terrorist attacks. Observers in Morocco say the dispatch could be related to the recent agitation in Moroccan universities.

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