The damaged house in Beersheba from the rocket attack on Wednesday, October 17, 2018..
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Representatives of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federation of Montreal provided immediate financial assistance on Wednesday to the Tamano family from Beersheba whose home suffered a direct hit earlier that day by a rocket fired from Gaza.
The house suffered massive damage from the rocket strike, with mother Miri Tamano only just managing to drag her three sons into the building’s bomb shelter before the rocket hit.
In response, the Jewish Agency provided the family with NIS 4,000 from Diaspora donations which is intended to help the family in making urgent arrangements following the destruction of their home.
At a later stage, the family will receive up to 25,000 NIS for further needs and rehabilitation.
And the Jewish Federation of Montreal, together with the Beersheba and Bnei Shimon Regional Council through the Jewish Agency's Partnership Together program, granted the family an additional NIS 4,000.
"The Jewish Agency, through its Terror Victims Fund and its housing company, Amigour, will continue to help and assist the residents of the South and of the Gaza border area to cope with the damages inflicted by waves of terror,” said Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog on Wednesday.
“A few hours after the house was hit, Amigour employees were at the scene in order to assess damages and eventually engage in repairs and reconstruction, at the request of Israel Tax Authority Compensation Fund.
“The Jewish Agency has also granted the family emergency financial assistance. The Gaza Border communities are Israel's defense wall on our southern border. I would like to commend and encourage them for their extraordinary resilience, as well as to express support for the IDF and all security forces."
The Jewish Agecy Terror Victims Fund is supported by donations from JFNA, Keren Hayesod and foundations from around the world. Since its inception, the Fund has assisted more than 7,000 families with grants totalling dozens of millions shekels.
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