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Visaless Jews Arrive in Cyprus; Two Women Injured During Transshipment

May 26, 1947
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The more than 1,450 visaless Jewish refugees from ## blockade runner Mordei Hagetaot (Ghetto Fighters) who were deported to Cyprus yesterday, arrived in Famagusta this afternoon, according to a report from the island received here. They were immediately transferred to the Caraolos camps.

An official communique described the transshipment in Haifa harbor as having taken place without serious incident. But it stated that troops were forced to fire ##volley of shots into the air and to use water hoses on the immigrants who, it as##rted, attempted to beat down barbed wire barriers in the hold of the deportation ##rry.A number of Jews suffered "minor abrasions," according to the government announcement. Other sources, however, stated that two women were hospitalized in Haifa ## a result of the clash, which lasted nearly three hours. There were 904 men, 518 ##men and 37 children, including two born during the Mediterranean voyage, aboard the ##ssel.The Haganah issued a manifesto during the week-end denying that the dissi##ent groups had any right to assume responsibility for the problem of Jewish immigration. Referring to a recent Irgun offer of a truce if the government would cease ##terror and deportation" of visaless immigrants, the manifesto declared: "Since when ## immigration in your hands# Immigration, whether certificated or uncertificated, ##s our business."Twelve armed men and women yesterday held up a bridge club in Tel Aviv and scaped with over $3,000 in cash and jewelry. An unconfirmed report stated that themembers of the band were extremists. A second attempt to stage a hold-up at another ## club in the city was folled, but the attackers escaped.


A special regulation giving High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham per{SPAN}##ssion{/SPAN} to undertake a census in all or any part of the country was published in the official Gazette yesterday. This is seen as indicating an attempt by the government {SPAN}##{/SPAN} force a head count among the Jews, who up to now have refused to cooperate with {SPAN}##{/SPAN} government census.

Two Arabs arrested last March transporting a truckload of bombs have been ##tenced to life imprisonment by a military court.

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