JERUSALEM (Dec. 27)
Israel is sending 15,000 grams of streptomycin and penicillin as a gift to hospitals in Hungary, it was announced here today. The antibiotics were taken by air today to Red Cross headquarters in Budapest by Arye Eshel, head of the East European division of the Foreign Ministry.
A cable from the United Nations Children Fund offices in Vienna was received today by the Youth Immigration department of the Jewish Agency, thanking the Agency for sending 2,000 cans of fruit juices which had been shipped by air for Hungarian child refugees. In the cable, UNICEF asked whether it might be possible to provide vitamins for these children.
Israel postal authorities have issued special temporary regulations governing the dispatching of food and medical parcels by Israelis to relatives in Hungary. The regulations were issued after the Hungarian authorities had agreed to exempt from all customs fees shipments of food and medicines. Special shipments will be limited to 10 pounds, over and above the regular parcel post limits.