international fellowship of Christians and Jews announced on Monday that it will
donate NIS 8 million to strengthen communities around Gaza in light of the
recent rocket attacks in the region.
The contribution, which will go into
an immediate operations basket, is a continuation of an extensive NIS 30 million
project which began in 2011 and includes a variety of protective actions such as
equipping rescue forces and communities in the South. The operation is being
completed these days.
The sum of NIS 8 million, will be divided into four
areas of activities: Two and a half million shekels will go towards the
renovation of 50 public shelters in cities of Ashkelon, Ashdod, Beersheba and
Netivot; one million to the establishment of sheltered medical clinics in the
Eshkol Regional Council; three million will fund equipment and training for
dozens of emergency teams in southern towns and the remaining 2 million will be
used for the establishment of 28 emergency operation centers.
Yechiel Eckstein, president of the Fellowship, said in a statement: "Improving
the personal safety of residents of the South is a top priority of the
Fellowship and its donors worldwide.”