JERUSALEM (Jul. 19)
The Jewish National Fund has started clearing some 11,000 acres of land in the Latrun area and in the former demilitarized zone along the Syrian and Jordanian borders. JNF officials announced today.
The area includes pre-war Israeli territory to which access had been denied by the Arabs. The land is suitable for both pasture and cultivation, JNF officials said. They added that about 10,000,000 pounds ($3,300,000) would be invested in the project which will be carried out with maximum speed.