TEL AVIV (Jul. 26)
Lebanese villagers will soon be eating kosher chicken. A truck load of frozen poultry, wrapped in nylon bags bearing the approval of the Safad Rabbinate, along with live poultry was on its way to Kiryat Shemona yesterday to be sent across the breaks in the security fence to southern Lebanon.
Meanwhile, two merchants from southern Lebanon were in Kiryat Shemona yesterday buying cooking oil, rice, sugar and detergents. One of the merchants told Israeli newsmen that the “mob” (Arab terrorists) set fire to an apple orchard whose owner had accepted medical aid from Israel. “When your stomach is empty and your throat is dry, relations with Israel are the only way to exist,” the merchant said. He was referring to the lack of food and water in south ern Lebanon.
The Israel-Lebanese border was especially hectic yesterday. Representatives in the various southern Lebanese villages had been told that Israel would supply gas for kitchen containers. Within a short time there were lines of farmers and villagers carrying containers. Israeli trucks picked up the containers at the border and took them to a gas station. Today the containers were returned, providing the Lebanese gas for their kitchen stoves.
The medical clinics at the border continue to operate at full capacity. Apparently many Lebanese doctors send their patients to the Israeli clinics with letters describing the patients’ symptoms. One Palestinian doctor included anti-Israeli slogans while at the same time hailing the professional knowledge of the Israeli physicians.
Meanwhile, it was reliably learned that many members of El Fatah as well as other terrorist organizations are fleeing into south Lebanon because of Lebanese Christian and Syrian pressure It has been estimated that some 10,000 Palestinian terrorists are among the 30,000 people who have been killed in the Lebanese civil war. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been injured.