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Wife, Daughter of Abducted Israeli Watchman Coming to U.S. for Help

The wife and daughter of a kidnapped Israeli watchman, Shmuel Rosenwasser, will go to New York shortly to appeal to the United Nations and to world opinion on behalf of the 50-year-old man who has been held captive by Arab terrorists since Dec. 31, 1969. A ticket for the daughter, Annika Rosenwasser, was purchased by Joseph M. Mermelstein, a tourist from New York, who read about the Rosenwasser case in local newspapers.

Her mother insisted that the girl was too young to travel alone. El Al, Israel’s national airline, provided her with a ticket so that the mother can go along. Rosenwasser was seized by terrorists from Lebanon while on duty as a watchman at Metullah on Israel’s northern frontier. He is presently being held in Jordan. Negotiations for his release have made no progress as Israel refuses to deal with the terrorists and insists that the Lebanese authorities are responsible for freeing him. According to Red Cross representatives who have visited the captive, Rosenwasser is in good health and has received parcels sent by his family. The family has since moved from Metullah and lives near Haifa.

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