Int'l Christian Embassy donates firefighting gear to Gaza border region

The system, which can be hitched to a car and pulled as a trailer, allows community to respond quickly to fires started by incendiary kites and balloons.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
July 8, 2018 11:05
Firefighting trailer donated to Eshkol Regional Council by the International Christian Embassy

Firefighting trailer donated to Eshkol Regional Council by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, July 8, 2018. (photo credit: INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY JERUSALEM)

 
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The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s aid director, Nicole Yoder, presented a mobile firefighting trailer Sunday to the Eshkol Regional Council to aid Gaza border communities combating the wave of arson from the Gaza Strip.

The NIS 50,000 system, bought with donations from supporters from across the world, is the first of several trailers the ICEJ is purchasing. Hitched to a car, the mobile system facilitates a quick response to fires started by incendiary kites and balloons.

The ICEJ has repeatedly provided emergency aid to Israeli Jews and Bedouin living near the Gaza Strip and in the Negev. In 2014, during Operation Protective Edge, the charity purchased dozens of shelters for the region.



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“We stand together with the State of Israel and the people of Israel in order to aid in every crisis and time of need. We hope that Israel will succeed to deal with this crisis and to solve it as soon as possible,” said ICEJ president Dr. Jürgen Bühler.

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