The Fellowship Provides Protective Vests to First Response Volunteers

Stand for Israel  |  November 12, 2019

Israeli security vest with tag and IFCJ logo across the chest
Fellowship security vest

As rockets fall in the Holy Land — terrorists had already fired 150 Tuesday — The Fellowship is on the ground providing aid for the people who live in harm’s way. The Jerusalem Post reports on the protective vests The Fellowship is providing to protect volunteer Israeli emergency crews who risk their lives in dangerous situations:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, in light of the ongoing barrage of rockets coming from Gaza, has launched an operation to distribute hundreds of protective vests to Israeli emergency response units managing civilian populations affected by renewed tensions between Gaza and Israel.

The program is being coordinated with the IDF Home Front Command and local authorities in Southern Israel.

The first phase of the operation was designed to give 500 protective vests to areas most affected by the rocket fire, including Sderot, Ashkelon, Netivot, Ofakim, Beer Sheva, Ashdod, Benir Ayish and smaller regional councils located in the vicinity.  The organization has also expressed their willingness to expand operations to other areas, in coordination with the Home Front Command.

The Fellowship has been heavily involved, via donor money, in enhancing the security of civilians living close to the Gaza Strip, through the deployment of mobile shelters, renovating existing bomb shelters, and providing protection to hospitals.

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