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July 11, 1969 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-07-11

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Poor Israeli Village Shows Rocket Scars

14—Friday, July 11, 1969

THE DETROIT JEWISH MEWS

Arab Youth Gets Life f or Hebrew U. Bombing

TEL AVIV (JTA)—A military
tribunal in Nablus has sentenced
risonment a student at
to life imprisonment
Arab Teacher Seminar in Nab-1
lus for allegedly planning the !
placement of a bomb in the He-
brew University cafeteria in Jeru-
salem.
Hathem Shounar was also
charged with a series of other
sabotage acts, including placing
bombs in civilian institutions in
Nablus and sheltering Rashida
Oubeida. the Arab girl suspected
of placing a bomb in a Jerusalem
supermarket that killed two.
Shounar, 19. called himself a
"leftist revolutionary" and said his
war is against the Zionists rather
than Jews.

An Arab youth from Acre was
arrested in connection with last
week's sabotage of an oil pipeline

carrying fuel for ships from the
Haifa Bay refineries to the Haifa

port area. The arrest brings to 10

the number of persons held on sus-
picion as an investigation of the
blast continues.

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Abraham Dako (right) amid a friend examine the crater marking the spot where a Jordanian-launched
Katyusha rocket hit his village in February. Behind them in Dako's home in Poriya. Israel, and the
enclosure in which Mrs. Dako was severely wounded when the rocket exploded. In the photo at right, one
of Puriya's original settlers waits for the village's only store to open for business.

Puriya is a small, poor village
on a little patch of land in the heart
of the Bet Shean Valley in Israel.
The Puriya-Alumot Road runs
through the center of it and is the
only paved road in the entire vil-
lage. Dirt roads lead from one
house to another and to the center
of the village where a poor, primi-
tive and meagerly stocked general
store stands.
Puriya contrasts sharply with
the thriving kibutzim around it.

On a cool Friday night in Febru-
ary, the people of Puriya looked
up to see two dark objects trailing
flame behind them streaking across
the sky from Jordan toward their
village. There was terror as the
Russian-made. Jordanian-launched
Katyusha rockets pounded to the
ground.

One of those rockets struck
near a house. An instant later the
young mother inside cried out
from the pain of her injuries—
injuries from which she may
never recover even sufficiently to
care for her husband and chil-
dren. Her husband, a tall, strong
man named Abraham Dako, later
talked of himself and bis feel-

ings:

"We came to Israel when I was
6 years old. We were sent to the
Ein Shemer ma-abara (temporary
housing) and we later moved to
Yavniel. In 1953, after five years,
we came here to Puriya. I finish-
ed school and labored as an agri-
cultural worker here until I went
into the army. When I was released
I got a job with the "Mekorot"
water company. For the last two
years, I have been in charge of the
Yarmuk dam. I earn 550 pounds
(about $157) a month.

Works of 3 Masters in Paperbacks

Dover Publications, producers of
works of the great masters in art.
science, literature, humor. etc..
have just issued new paperbacks
that will add immensely to the li-
braries of art lovers.
Three new paperback additions
to Dover's "The Great Masters -if
Drawing" series have now been
published for the first time in
America. They are "Drawings by
Michelangelo," selected by Maria
Vittoria Bzugnoli: • "Drawings by
Tintoretto, - selected by Giuseppe
Delogu: "Drawings by Canaletto."
selected by Vittorio Moschini.
Along with the first two volumes
of this series. "Drawings by Leo-
nardo da Vinci" and "Drawings by
Botticelli." they comprise a beau-
tifully-produced, yet inexpensive
set of master drawings.
Michelangelo's dra wings are
peopled with powerful, heroic
figures who seem animated by
their search for spiritual values .
Though many drawings have
been lost, the remaining ones are
of very fine quality. Done in pen
and black and red crayon. they re-
veal the great freedom and fertil-
ity of the artist's imagination, and
exhibit what Miss Brugnoli calls
"an exquisite painterly luminos-
ity."
As an apprentice, as an inde-
pendent artist, and as a mature
master, Tintoretto was always
drawing. The Venetian painter's
characteristic vigor and dynamism
fill the 32 prophetically modern
drawings in Dover's collection.
Schooled in the Manneristic Floren-
tine tradtion, Tintoretto's drawings
nevertheless pulse with an almost
feverish sense of power and activ-
ity. Most of the drawings are of
male nudes, and they reveal his

"When I got married 6 years
ago, I came to live in this house
which had been deserted by the
owner. I paid him 300 pounds
(about $85) for it. But there were Synagogue Council
no neighbors around — only empty
Honors. _ Sen. Javits
houses. There were no conveniences.
I built a wooden enclosure next to on 65th Birthday
the house, and it was there that my
NEW YORK—Honored on the
wife was hit.
occasion of his 65th birthday, Sen-
"Now I do not want to go back . ator Jacob K. Javits of New York
to the old house where my wife ' told 300 communal leaders of the
was hit. I want to be near a pub- Synagogue Council of America that
lic shelter. The regional council "5,000 years of historical experi-
has promised to help me find a ence of my people beat in my
veins."
better home."
Javits was feted by the Syna-
But not everyone in Puriya is gogue Council of America, and re-
discontented. Some are philosophic- ceived a 10-inch bronze statue of
al, happy.
David and Goliath by sculptor '
Shimon Hag'bi, 60, says he is tion Hebald.
happy "because I have enough
Commenting on the ABM. contro-
bread to eat and after all, I did not versy, Senator Javits stated that
was
a
come to Israel to be rich. I
we have reached a point where a I
blacksmith in Yemen. I did not decision to continue the nuclear
come here because I was poor. I arms race is to accept the tragic

endless study of anatomical struc-
ture. There is an impressive study
of - Samson and the Philistines."
Unlike the drawings of Michel-
angelo and Tintoretto, the magnifi-
cent architectural drawings of Ca-
naletto change significantly in style
and content over the 40-year span
of his life. Most of the 72 drawings
in this collection were done in pen.
Many are spontaneous and sketchy,
and were done on the spot: others
are carefully detailed, with mar-
velous precision and perspective.

Dr. Jarring May
Resume -Mission

JERUSALEM JTA — Dr. Gun-
nar Jarring, the special United
Nations envoy for the Middle East
whose mission has been suspended
for months during Big Four talks
at the UN on the Middle East, may
resume his mission soon. informed
sources here said this week.
The sources said the major pow-
ers may be interested in bringing
Dr. Jarring back to his assignment ;
to bridge the hiatus in the Four
Power talks which have been ad-1
journed for the summer and the !
impasse in the United States-Soviet
bilateral talks. The sources em-'
phasized that while Dr. Jarring
took an indefinite recess from Mid-
dle East problems, the major
powers appeared to be interested
in reviving his mission. if only as a
gesture.

Chemicals Cause
Huge Fire at Eilat

EILAT (JTA)—A spectacular fire
in the harbor here destroyed ex-
port goods worth $142,857, in-
cluding chemicals and fertilizers.
First reports indicate the fire was
caused by chemicals which over-
heated in the 104 degrees in the
sun and exploded causing the huge
fire which could be seen for miles.
The El Fatah guerrilla organiza-
tion issued a statement in Beirut I
claiming credit for sabotage.

Tackle problems of Aged
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — A co-
operative study program to train

medical students to deal with the
problems of old age will start in

the fall under auspices of the Phil-
adelphia Geriatric Center, an affili-
ate of the Federation of Jewish
Agencies, and the Temple Univer-
sity medical school.

Belief
A man lives by believing some-
came because of the love for our inevitability of mutual destruction: thing; not by debating and arguing
homeland and the hope that the to give up hope for the survival of about many things.
Temple would be built in our time." the human race.
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881).

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