Project Spotlight: Ongoing Security Projects Keep Israelis Safe

The Fellowship  |  November 13, 2018

A crumbling building with several holes in it.
Project Spotlight: Ongoing Security Projects Keep Israelis Safe

Terrorists in Gaza fired more than 400 rockets at Israel in just 24 hours, causing multiple injuries and one death. Right now, The Fellowship is on the ground caring for the most vulnerable populations in the Holy Land – the elderly, young mothers and their children, and recent immigrants. A ceasefire has been reached, but we still need every Fellowship friend to stand strong in solidarity and prayer!

Many ongoing Fellowship-supported security projects continue to keep Israelis safe and help them heal from the trauma of these terrible attacks.

Fellowship-supported Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon (located eight miles north of Gaza) admitted 75 patients, with 63 sustaining injuries and 12 experiencing extreme trauma. Of those injured, one is in severe condition, and four are in the emergency room.

Babies in the neo-natal care unit of Barzilai Medical Center have been transferred to the Fellowship-funded bombproof delivery room unit, ensuring they remain protected if any more rockets are fired.

Fellowship-supported Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva admitted 10 patients, with one in serious condition who underwent surgery during the night and is now in the intensive care unit. The rest were lightly wounded and suffering from trauma.

Emergency Fellowship-provided assistance through our Kupat Yedidut program provided hotel rooms for two families whose homes were hit by rockets. One is a single mother with six children. The other is a single father with two children.

We are calling all elderly who participate in our With Dignity and Fellowship program in Sderot, Netivot, Sha’ar HaNegev, and Sdot Negev, to check on their needs and provide emotional support.

The cities of Ashkelon, Netivot and Sderot were the cities with the most rocket fire. Thankfully, Fellowship-funded bomb shelters are located in each of these cities.

Learn more about how The Fellowship helps secure Israel and her people year-round, especially in times of crisis.