Jewish Agency aides J’lem stabbing victim

Sharansky says aid is "expression of solidarity" between Diaspora Jewry and Israel terror victims.

July 30, 2013 02:43
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Natan Sharansky speaking at the JAFI BOG in Kiev on Sunday

Sharansky speaking 370. (photo credit: Sam Sokol)


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The Jewish Agency announced on Monday that it will provide financial assistance to the haredi man in his thirties who was stabbed by two Arab men outside Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem earlier this month.

According to police reports, the victim was accosted by the two suspects, who proceeded to stab him in the abdomen as he was walking home from the Western Wall via the gate. He was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and was listed in moderate condition. According to the agency, he is now undergoing rehabilitation.

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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said that the aid, in the amount of NIS 4,000, is “an expression of solidarity between Diaspora Jewry and Israel terror victims, which the world’s Jewry has shown throughout Israel’s history.”

The Fund for Victims of Terrorism, which is made up of Jewish foundations and donors from around the world, was designed to provide immediate response to the needs of victims of terrorist acts and their families.

Since its inception, the fund – which works in cooperation with the Defense Ministry and the National Insurance Institute – has assisted thousands of families with tens of millions of shekels.

The agency said that it hopes the funds will help the man, his wife and their children enjoy “fun, enriching activities during the summer vacation like the rest of the children of Israel.”

Daniel K. Eisenbud contributed to this report.

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