(JNi.media) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), led by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, is starting to grant the equivalent of $1,000 each to individuals or families who have been harmed by the wave of terrorist attacks against Jews.
Backed by an outpouring of support from Christians across the US, the fellowship is dispensing the emergency funds following a discussion with Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and senior ministry officials. The aid will allow families who have been victimized in the current wave of stabbings, car attacks and shootings, to pay for hospital transportation, medical care, therapy, and lost wages.
“The ongoing wave of terror leads to many causalities whose normal life paths have been abruptly interrupted,” Eckstein said in a statement. “The victims and their families are faced with a new reality and difficult rehabilitation. Victims also face significant financial costs and we wish to support them as part of our commitment to the security of Israeli citizens during times of emergency.”
Eckstein thanked “the thousands of Christians supporters who are always there to help the citizens of Israel during difficult times, reminding us all that we are not alone.”
“The Jews are being murdered while too many leaders are standing idly by,” Fellowship donor Janet McKinney of Dalton, Ga. Said. “The Lord plainly says the nations who go against Israel will come under the wrath of the Lord. Other Innocent people, in other nations, who stand with Israel will also suffer at the hand of the poor choices those leaders make when they do not stand with Israel.”
In recent years, the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews has invested tens of millions of dollars to strengthen rescue services, hospitals, shelters, and direct aid to civilians in Israel. As part of its emergency support, the Fellowship has renovated more than 5,500 bomb shelters, founded more than 50 emergency centers in local municipalities, helped increase security for hospitals, and contributed seven MRI devices and life-saving trauma equipment to local hospitals.