AMSTERDAM (Feb. 19)
Holland is supplying Israel with eight Patriot anti-missile batteries and sending 70 air force technicians to operate them in defense against Iraqi missiles.
An advance party of 10 left Tuesday for Israel, and 60 others will follow in about a week.
The American-made Patriots, which the Dutch had stored at Blomberg, Germany, left the German port of Bremerhaven on Saturday and are due in Israel in a week.
They are expected to be deployed west of Jerusalem.