KKL-JNF invited the residents of the Gaza border communities and the city of Ashkelon for a day of fun and complete relief from the shelling in southern Israel. The invitation included transportation from their communities and professional guides. Participants enjoyed a guided tour in the green landscapes of Sataf, where projects have been developed and maintained by friends of KKL-JNF from Switzerland. After the excursion in Sataf, there were hikes and activities for the families in the KKL-JNF forests in the Jerusalem vicinity.

 
In Ashkelon there were activities for preschoolers. KKL-JNF guides arrived in the shelters and safe spaces equipped with materials for educational activities, fun and games.
 
KKL-JNF Chairman Efi Stenzler visited Ashkelon yesterday to express solidarity with the people of Ashkelon and the communities of southern Israel. During his visit, he met with Mayor of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni, Head of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council Yair Farjoun, and Maozia Segal, who was severely injured in the October War in 1973.
 
Together with its friends all over the world, KKL-JNF initiates and develops many projects in the region to help the residents cope with the special challenges they face in daily life on the border. Among the new projects in the area is a security road around Netiv Haasara, one of the communities most targeted by mortars and Qassam rockets. KKL-JNF will also be assisting in land development for the community’s expansion.
 

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Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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