The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews will distribute food vouchers totaling NIS 1.2 million to some 3,300 needy Muslim families in Israel ahead of the Ramadan holiday, which begins next week.
The contribution will be made through the welfare departments of 69 municipalities in the country which collaborate on a regular basis with the Fellowship, headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.
“During Jewish holidays, Israel is immersed in a sea of mutual support and mobilization for disadvantaged groups,” Eckstein said in a statement, “Minorities living in Israel also deserve the same support from society.”
This year, the Fellowship has contributed aid in the amount of some NIS 20 million to disadvantage populations in Arab communities and currently operates summer camps for 3,000 children in the Arab sector in the country.
The organization’s total contribution to the Arab sector in recent years amounts to over NIS 100 million.