Tel Aviv (Aug. 9)
Jewish Agency Executive chairman Leon Dulzin told the Kiryat Shemona town council that the Agency would give a special grant of $250,000 to the township to help it recover from the shelling and rocketing across the border last month by Palestinian terrorists.
Dulzin and the Jewish Agency Executive held a special meeting in Kiryat Shemona after touring the border region and holding special meetings with the Galilee regional council and the Kiryat Shemona council.
Dulzin and Agency treasurer Akiva Levinsky said the special grant would be in addition to funds already budgeted for special projects in the Galilee in general and Kiryat Shemona in particular. Agency members said after the tour that the main problem appeared to be no so much economic and financial as social.
Only about 10 percent of the Kiryat Shemona population had stayed in the township throughout the two weeks of shelling. Observers say the residents had not been sufficiently prepared in advance for the possible effects of Israel air raids against terrorist installations in Lebanon.