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Palestine Govt. Relents; Agrees to Admit 375 Cyprus Detainees Barred Last Month

May 18, 1947
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All the refugees who arrived in Palestine aboard the Latrun in November, 1946, and were subsequently deported to Cyprus, will be returned on Tuesday, it was announced today.

The announcement was made by Morris Laub, JDC representative in Cyprus, who disclused that the Palestine Government has agreed to admit the 375 persons who were barred from entering last month under the April-May quota, because a like number had escaped from the vessel Susanna. The government’s action at that time precipitated a four-day hunger strike. A total of 1,125 detainoes will be returned, including 750 under the May-June quota.

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