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Ten Arrested in Tunis After Moslem Attagk on Jewish Quarter


Tunisian police arrested ten persons in the aftermath of a Moslem attack on the Jewish quarter of Tunis this week-end.

The attack was made by some 200 Moslem youths who attempted to storm their way into the Jewish section and announced their coming with a barrage of rocks. They were hurled back by hastily organized young Jews in a 30-minute battle. A number of Jews and Arabs were cut and bruised by the flying stones before the police intervened.

The attack was made at the beginning of Ramadan, the Meslem holy month during which devout Moslems fast all day. The raid was preceded by a press campaign against the Jews and by the scribbling of swastikas on the walls of homes in the Jewish quarter.

(At the United Nations yesterday, a Tunisian Nationalist spokesman denied that the attack constituted anti-Semitism, charged that the French had attempted to exaggerate the incident and demanded that the French permit an international commission to investigate the incident. The spokesman, Bahi Ladham, representative of the nationalist Neo-Detour Party, declared: “We repudiate any suggestion that our people are anti-Semitic just as we repudiate any small minority which might engage in anti-Semitic manifestations.”)

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