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Nine Jews, Three Britons Injured in Interception of Refugee Ship; 600 Deported to Cyprus

April 24, 1947
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Nine Jews and three Britons were injured this morning when a boarding party forced its way aboard the blockade runner Shear Yishuv The Remainder Will Return”), it was officially announced, as the 600 passengers were transshipped to two deportation ferries and deported to Cyprus. The transfer was accomplished without violence.

Two of the Jews were seriously injured as the sailors fought their way aboard with clubs and tear gas. No guns were used. The British reported “considerable resistance.” The refugee vessel was first sighted by R.A.F. planes northwest of the Suez Gazal. Before the transfer was started, depth charges were dropped in the harbor to keep swimming saboteurs away from the deportation ferry.

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