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IN MOROCCO

TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS OF. THE

JEWS

The Jews appear to have suffered exceptionally in Fez during the recent trouble there. The correspondent of a French paper wired recently as follows from Fex :—

Fey. _is quiet. French troops hold the town, and several mutineers have already been shot, but the situation in the neighbourhood does not look promising, all the sameThe descriptions of the fate of the Jews in Fez are gruesome. Thenquarter, in which 12,000 inhabitants Ji\ed, has been entirely laid waste, and not a soul is left. Not a house has l;een spared, not a stick of furniture but what has been smashed or burned. The wretched people, sought reuige in the Palace of the Sultan, who had one of its gates opened to let them in. They are now huddled together, hall-starving. Hundreds were massacred, but there is not food or even bread enough to go round among the survivors" Scores of women and children have found no other refuge but iii the Sultan's menagerie. Here a lion dozes () r a

bear plays antics in a cage, a.'id in the next cage, instead of /wild beasts there are women and children camping and cooking odds and ends of food in strange pots over primitive lires.

From another correspondent at Tangier : Nearly all the native troops under French officers in the (iharb district have deserted. The news ot the massacre of Frenchmen at Fez has been received with great satisfaction by the tribes, and a feeling c* unrest prevails all over the, country between Tangier and Fez. A1 friend writes from Fez that the acts of cruelty committed by the frantic mob in the Jewish quarter were simply horrible. Children had their heads chopped off in their parel.-is1 presence, while others were tortured to death in ways to) awful to be described. Over 2ou bodies have been buried, and there are a-.,)0d luai.v sun missing.

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IN MOROCCO Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XL, Issue 5849, 23 August 1912

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