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September 12, 1969 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-09-12

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Dingell Calls on World Opinion as 3,New Executions Take Place in Iraq

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LONDON (JTA)—Iraq executed
three more of its nationals—none
of them Jews—Monday as alleged
spies for Israel and the United
States. According to Baghdad
radio, the latest victims were Pri-
vate Mohammed Rabah Haidar of
the Iraqi Army, who was shot by
a firing squad, and Ambarkhud
Al-Karam and Amis Abbas, civil-
ians, who were hanged.
The broadcast gave no details
of the charges nor was there any
indication that the three had stood
trial. Their execution brought to
54 the number of alleged spies
executed by Iraq this year, among
them 11 Jews. Fifteen civilians and
soldiers including two Jews were
executed in Baghdad on Aug. 15.

ing the noon hour in Dag Ham- I
marskjold Plaza near the UN.
Two black-draped coffins bear-
ing a red Star of David were car-
ried in front of the Iraq Mission!
to the United Nations in New York!
Sunday in a protest demonstration!
against the continuing executions.t
The demonstration was sponsored
by Brit Trumpledor Betar, a Zion-1

About 100 Iraqis, among them a
former premier and several form-
er government ministers, are in
custody on spy charges.

Wishes .
Mourns . _

(In Washington. State Depart-
ment officials Monday voiced
shock and dismay over the execu
tions. They said that the additional
executions were a source of grave
concern following the recent critic-
ism by Secretary of State William
P. Rogers that earlier killings
were repugnant to the conscience
of mankind. The State Department
had officially described previous
executions as "blood baths.")
Congressman John D. Dingell.
Democrat from the 16th District
(Dearborn). issued a statement in
which he called the Iraqi "spy'
executions "outrageous."
"It is too bad the world has
been too busy to pay much atten-
tion to the recent execution of
al!eged spies in Iraq," Rep. Din-
gell said.
"Moslems. Christians and Jews
have been the victims of sham
trials and secret purges which out-
rage Western notions of justice.
The United Nations would do well
to focus international attention on
the medieval tyranny which passes
or government in Baghdad," he

declared.

"The United Nations has
chosen to inquire into the status
of Arab peoples under Israeli
control, but as yet it hasn't
taken note of the sorry condition
of Jews and other minorities in
Middle Eastern countries the
Arabs control," Rep. Dingell
said.
The international president of
Brith called on Western
B nai

leaders to intensify their protests
against Iraq's "unconscionable de-
fiance of civilized conduct" in con-
:Inuing its secret spy trials and
executions.
Dr. William A. Wexler, of Sa-
vannah said that any relaxation

n efforts to halt further "closed
door trials and executions" would
encourage Iraq to proceed with its
"brutal terror tactics." He said
the West must utilize all available

hannels.

The Rev. John L. Regler, asso-
ciate general secretary of the Na-
tional Council of Churches of
Christ in the U.S.A., has called
upon the United Nations to in-
vestigate immediately "the execu-
tions that have taken place with
uncivilized brutality" in Iraq.
Rev. Regier spoke at a public I
memorial service for the Iraqi ;
hanging victims held recently dur-1

U.S. Discount Store Chain
Buys Goods From Israel

NEW YORK—William Levi, ex-
ecutive vice president of J. M.
Fields, Inc., a discount department
store chain with 65 stores on the
Eastern Seaboard, recently re-
turned from a trip to Israel where
he purchased over $100,000 in mer-
chandise.
American Trade for Industrial
Development for Israel, the non-
profit export promotion company
sponsored by the government of

Israel helped initiate the venture.

THE DETROIT JEWISH MEWS
24.-Friday, September 12, 1949

ties a fortnight ago" when the
Iraqi regime executed 15 men
as spies for Israel and the
lands.
United States "was not related
The British Section of the 1
to reports of a pending arms
World Jewish Congress, in a
deal with Iraq."
statement here Tuesday, ex-
The statement added that "The
pressed the hope that the failure
of the British government to repeated executions in Iraq amply
"speak out against barbari- demonstrate how irresponsible the

ist youth group which announced
that it would establish a national!
committee to rescue Jews in Arab

sale of arms to that country would

be. "

(There have been reports here
of a possible deal under which
Britain would sell arms to Iraq.
The Daily Express last week said
the British Aircraft Corporation
was negotiating to deliver jet ,
fighters and anti-aircraft missiles
to Iraq. BAC denied the report.)

life. Joseph L. Bale Post No 474

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