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Palestine Appeal Agencies Spent Nearly $40,000,000 in Seven Months

A total of $39,835,765, the major part of which ###prises contributions from American Jews, was spent from January through July of ###s year by the United Palestine Appeal and its agencies, it was announced here to###.The United Palestine Appeal, which is the central fund-raising instrument in ###s country for the financial support of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the Palestine Foundation Fund and the Jewish National Fund, is currently raising its funds through the United Jewish Appeal.

Heading the list of expenditures in the budget of the Jewish Agency was the ### of $11,315,317 spent for immigration and relief for refugees. Included in this ### the costs of: relief and training abroad; transportation; care of refugees upon ###ir arrival in Palestine, which involves feeding, clothing and providing initial ?ommodation, construction of housing facilities for newcomers to alleviate the ###te housing shortage and participation by the Jewish Agency in the youth immigration ###gram.For agricultural development, the Jewish Agency spent $5,646,782 during the seven-month period, with which it helped to establish 16 new settlements and to ex##d those already in existence. The remainder was spent on land acquisition, urban development, resettlement of ex-servicemen, care of war invalids and educational products.

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