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Two More Cholera Cases

Health officials reported today two more cholera cases in the Jerusalem area, bringing the total since last week to eight. The latest victims were a 60-year-old woman from the Shuafat refugee camp who was taken to the Augusta Victoria Hospital, and a six-year-old boy from Silwan village who is being treated at the Hospice Government Hospital in the Old City. Two of the original cholera victims have been discharged from the hospital and the others may be sent home “at any time,” a Health Ministry spokesman said.

Three bystanders were injured today when terrorists threw a bomb at a civilian vehicle on Gaza’s main street. The vehicle was not damaged.

The Jewish National Fund has made available 180,000 dunam (45,000 acres) of land for settlement since the 1967 Six-Day War, JNF chairman Jacob Tsur announced in Jerusalem. He said the area contains 108 settlements of which 50 were founded since 1967. These include settlements built in the Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights, the Etzion bloc, the Araba and Rafia regions. Tsur said. He also announced that the JNF has planted 120 million trees in 100 forests covering 400,000 dunams (100,000 acres).

Deploring the Soviet Union’s “unconscionable act of making human beings commodities for export” in imposing a ransom for educated Jews who want to emigrate to Israel and elsewhere, the National Jewish Welfare Board, headquartered in NY, called on the 93rd Congress, when it convenes in January, to enact legislation which “will ensure that East-West trade relations are coupled with fundamental human rights.”

Twenty thousand tourists from Latin America visited Israel during the first nine months of 1972, almost double the total number during all of 1971, the Ministry of Tourism announced.

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