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Histadrut to Participate in Effort to Aid Families of People Who Disappeared in Argentina

The Israeli branch of an international body set up to aid the families of the 30,000 people who disappeared during the rule of the military junta in Argentina during the 1970’s will be headed by Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation.

Histadrut Secretary General Yisrael Kessar, who made the announcement over the weekend, urged other Israeli organizations to join. Addressing leaders of the Organization of Argentine Mothers of Missing People, Kessar said Jews must be as sensitive as other people all over the world to the fate of the missing in Argentina.

An estimated 3,000 of the missing were Jewish, many of them teenagers.