NEW YORK (Jul. 14)
Pioneer Women disclosed today that it has started a summer vacation program in Israel for youngsters who live in border settlements that have come under constant attack from enemy forces across the cease-fire demarcation lines. The you as mostly from settlements in the Beisan and northern Jordan valleys, have been sleeping in bomb shelters for the past two years.
At the end of the first week in July, 300 of them had started 10-day holidays at camps run by the Pioneer Women in Haifa, Petach Tikva and Tel Aviv, By the end of August, more than 2,000 children will have had such holidays according to Mrs. Rose Kaufman, national president of Pioneer Women, the women’s labor Zionist organization of America. She said the project was undertaken to give the children and their parents a respite from the tension of living under almost constant attack.