International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Rushes Aid to Communities in Southern Israel
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- 2012 Nov 19
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has announced increased funding of emergency aid for families in southern Israel and new security projects to assist communities in the line of fire, ASSIST News Service reports. Rocket attacks on cities in southern Israel continue as the Israel Defense Forces launch a wide assault on Hamas terrorists and military infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, and a $2.7 million emergency and security aid package includes supplies for people in communities under fire, including Netivot, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat, Sdot Negev and Eshkol. The assistance includes basic supplies for children, families and the elderly in shelters, such as food, medicine, diapers, blankets, mattresses and generators. Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and CEO of The Fellowship, said in a news release: "With 20 percent of the nation's people in bomb shelters today, improving the security of the residents of the south is a vital priority for The Fellowship. The untenable situation of more than 1 million residents living under constant threat of rocket fire must top the list of concerns for every friend of Israel. We are working hand-in-hand with the Israel Ministry for Home Front Defense and the IDF, and we will continue to cooperate to ensure the security of Israel's people."