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Red Cross to Accept Limited Funds to Aid Jewish Prisoners in Egypt

The International Red Cross has advised the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services here that it can accept funds in amounts up to 1,000 Swiss francs ($250) for remittance to Jewish prisoners in Egypt and their families. The IRC estimated that remittances of 70 Swiss francs ($23) per month would enable prisoners to purchase food and other amenities in the prison canteens. The Red Cross said, however, that owing to the difficulty in customs clearance it could not handle packages sent to the prisoners from abroad.