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Jewish Agency Provides Emergency Assistance to Netivot Families whose Homes Were Damaged By Rocket Fire

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A resident of Netivot walking inside the house that was hit early Sunday morning by a long-range Grad rocket from Gaza.

A resident of Netivot walking inside the house that was hit by a long-range Grad rocket from Gaza.
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The Jewish Agency for Israel will provide emergency financial aid to three families whose homes were severely damaged this week after they were hit by a Grad rocket fired from Gaza. The emergency funding is provided through the Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror and will be transferred before Rosh Hashanah in order to allow the families to complete their preparations for the festival.

The Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror, which is supported by donations to the Jewish Federations of North America, as well as foundations and individual donors across the globe, provides additional material assistance to victims of terror and their families. The Fund works in coordination with the Ministry of Defense and the National Insurance Institute and since its foundation has provided financial assistance of 10 million dollars to hundreds of families.

In addition to the Fund for Victims of Terror, the Jewish Agency maintains an emergency fund to provide immediate assistance to victims of terror who have suffered injury or damage to property, in order to help with their initial recovery.

Immediately after the attack, a representative of the Jewish Agency visited the families in Netivot in order to ensure that they received the necessary support. Immediately after the visit, a decision was made to transfer emergency assistance before the Jewish New Year.

Jewish Press Staff

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  1. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    While the JA provides support for the residents, Netanyahu should provide further support by initiating Cast Lead II: The Conclusion and finish the threat!

  2. Give them what they deserve until they understand this must cease.They must understand this is an act of war on their part.Stop going easy on them.

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