The Jewish Agency said Friday that it has set up an immediate emergency aid fund worth NIS 10 million in order to assist communities in southern Israel on the border with Gaza that have been affected by the war.
The aid will be transferred to the councils and cities in the on the border and will be used for humanitarian needs and reconstruction efforts, in accordance with the professional judgment of the local authorities and the specific needs of each region. The distribution of aid will begin this coming Sunday.
The Jewish Agency's emergency aid to communities will be granted in addition to the direct aid provided by the Jewish Agency's fund for victims of terrorism to families affected by the war.
Aid to help survivors rebuild
The Jewish Agency, together with its partners in the Jewish Federations of North America and the foundation, will provide assistance to the following cities and councils: Eshkol Regional Council, Shaar HaNegev Regional Council, Sdot Negev Regional Council, Ashkelon Regional Council, Merhavim Regional Council, Sderot.
"I have now finished a conversation with the heads of the local authorities and the southern communities. I informed them about the establishment of an immediate aid fund that the Jewish Agency is setting up on behalf of the entire Jewish people,” stated the chairman of the Jewish Agency, Major General Doron Almog.”
“Our mission is to start acting now for the survivors of the attack, the heroes who lost their family, their home and their property and to provide them with close support and assistance in these difficult times. The transfer of the grants will begin this coming Sunday."
Almog lost several family members in the Hamas attacks.