The Fellowship Donates Armored Vehicles

The Fellowship  |  April 8, 2024

Fellowship fortified vehicle on Kibbutz Be’eri, as well as Keith Isaacson, Chief Security Officer for the Eshkol Regional Council.
(Photo: Chen Schimmel)

We already reported on our plans to secure nine armored vehicles for border communities in the north, and now we’ve just delivered the first five of them, reports Ynet News:

The first five armored vehicles were handed over on Wednesday at an event at the Mevo’ot HaHermon Regional Council in northern Israel. They will be put into immediate use in affected northern communities. Four additional vehicles will be delivered in the coming months. 

The vehicles, all specially designed and armored Chevrolet Silverados, will allow senior municipal officials and security personnel to be able to travel through areas and reach the communities they serve even under rocket and other threats. Despite the evacuation of nearly 80,000 residents of these communities, some have chosen to remain behind, either to protect the north or in the case of the elderly and others, because it was too difficult to leave.

In 2023, prior to the outbreak of the war, the IFCJ funded a similar distribution of vehicles to southern border communities, which provided life-saving protection for security teams on October 7, allowing teams to move into place and confront terrorist infiltrators.

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