June 21, 1948 Jerusalem Restocked to Near Normal Point


Jerusalem Convoy 1948“Jerusalem Goods Near Normal.”

“JERUSALEM –With the arrival today of two civilian supply columns totaling more than 100 vehicles and a third caravan of trucks carrying food and medical supplies for Jewish hospitals, Jerusalem is being restocked to a point approaching normal.

Such essential facilities as lighting and power, piped water from the coastal area, public transportation, domestic fuel and sanitation are still unavailable.

The entry into Jerusalem from the western highway of food convoys is no longer a novelty. The crowds that until recently gave a inbilant welcome to each vehicle, including ten-ton six-wheelers, have turned to more useful pursuits.

Source:  Meltzer, Julian Louis. The New York Times. June 22, 1948.

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