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Seventy Tel Aviv Jews Released from Raffa Camp; High Commissioner Visits Jewish Colony

September 3, 1946
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Seventy Tel Aviv residents detained at the Raffa camp since July 30 when hundreds of the city’s Jews were arrested by British troops, were released today. A speed-up in the discharging of other detainees is expected to continue throughout the week, it was reported.

At the same time it was announced that High Commissioner Cunningham, in what is described as an attempt to re-establish normal relations with the Jewish community, yesterday visited a Jewish settlement for the first time in several months. At the Zichron Jacob colony he inspected the famous wine cellars and met with the settlement’s administrative committee. Later he paid a visit to the Athlit clearance camp.

British military authorities here denied today reports that Gen. Sir Evelyn Barker, who last week commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences imposed on 18 Jewish youths, was to be transferred to another post. It was officially confirmed, however, that Sir John Shaw, Chief Secretary of the Palestine Government, is to leave the country soon to take up new duties elsewhere.

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