Project Spotlight: Supporting Security Officers in the South

The Fellowship  |  June 15, 2021

Yael's Day in the South after rocket attacks, May 24, 2021, Yael Eckstein and Ayal Hajbi, Security Officer of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council
Yael's Day in the South after rocket attacks, May 24, 2021, Yael Eckstein and Ayal Hajbi, Security Officer of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council stand outside, black shirt, black skirt, blue checkered shirt, yarmulke, face mask

Recently, we told you that Yael Eckstein traveled to the south to visit the people affected by the latest 2021 rocket attacks on Israel and to see how ongoing security Fellowship projects help the people living there. While the rockets did make their way into central Israel, the majority of the rockets fell over the south.

Which is why Yael met with security officers of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, Sdot Negev Regional Council, Eshkol Regional Council and Sderot.

Rafi Babian, the security officer of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, explained that that the security kits – including flak jackets, helmets, and flashlights – provided by The Fellowship save lives.

Dovid Shneur, security officer of Sderot, said during Operation Guardian of the Walls, seven homes in Sderot were destroyed completely. He said the biggest needs of the security team are the rechargeable flashlights which The Fellowship recently donated.

Since 2004, The Fellowship has provided over $47 million in security aid to numerous municipalities throughout Israel. Not only has this aid placed over 2,800 bomb shelters. This aid includes a variety of other security projects such as fortifying hospitals and schools, supplying security vehicles and drones. In 2020 alone, The Fellowship’s new projects secured over 30,000 people.

Learn more about our response to the recent conflict here.

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