Christian donors show support for southern towns

In a move aimed at highlighting the strong relationship between Israel and its Christian supporters, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) announced Monday that it would designate some NIS 1,100,000 in emergency funds to Southern communities who are in direct line of fire from Hamas-launched rockets. IFCJ Director-General Dvora Ganani-Elad, who toured some of the Southern towns Sunday, said that the elderly and disabled were most in need of extra assistance and specified that some of the emergency funds go towards helping them. In addition, the funds, which will be allocated to each local according to its needs, are aimed at strengthening the social welfare system in the south.