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Tripolitania is Quiet, but Danger of Renewed Anti-jewish Riots Not Yet over

November 13, 1945
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Though quiet prevails throughout Tripolitania, a British report from Tripoli today emphasized that “danger of a further outbreak of anti-Jewish rioting cannot be disregarded until after the Baikan festival is over tomorrow.”

No relaxation of security measures is contemplated for the time being. The 5 p.m. curfew is still in force, and trials of rioters by British military courts are reported to be proceeding expeditiously. Forty Arabs arrested for looting Jewish homes were brought to trial today and seven Arabs were sentenced yesterday to five years imprisenment each.

It has been established that the majority of the over 100 Jews killed were stabbed on side streets. Only a few died as a result of mob violence. British military authorities are conducting investigations to discover whether the anti-Jewish ricts were planned by local Arabs or by Arab organizers from other countries.

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