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Thousands Held Back from Settling in Palestine

February 21, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Thousands of Jewish immigrants are being held back from immediate settlement in Palestine because existing certificates of immigration have been exhausted, while the issueance of new permits awaits the promulgation of the new Government schedule which will take into consideration the ability of the country to absorb additional settlers.

The Palestine Zionist Executive has just made this fact known after receiving replies from the yarious Palestine offices abroad as to the number of immigration certificates given out under the last published schedule.

In the great majority of cases, the immigration centors which are maintained by the Keren Hayesod, informed the Executive that all certificates had been exhausted, while in addition thousands of immigrants have been approved and await the issuance of new certificates so that they can leave for Palestine.

The Palestine Office in Warsaw cabled the Zionist Executive here that it requires an additional thousand certificates to meet its immediate needs. The Vienna center urgeutly demanded 500 additional certificates; Kovno, 200; Russia, 100; Persia, 100, for the Russian refugees stranded in Teheran after their attempt to reach Palestine on foot; Brazil, Argentine and the United States, 50 each.

According to another well-informed report published here, the pioneer movement is constantly growing larger and several groups of hundreds of workers each are expected to arrive here shortly from Poland and Galicia, where, with the aid of the Keren Hayesod, they will be settled on land of the Jewish National Fund. Labor groups from Eastern Europe have recently begun to pour into the country, the report states.

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