Immediate Assistance by Jewish Agency to Beer Sheva Family Hit by Gaza Rocket

Jerusalem, 17 October 2018  - Representatives of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federation of Montreal have extended today immediate financial assistance to the Tamano family from Beer Sheva whose house suffered a direct hit earlier by a rocket from Gaza.

The immediate assistance consists of 4000 NIS from the Jewish Agency, based on Diaspora donations and intended to help the family in making urgent arrangements for their most pressing needs. At a later stage, the family will receive up to 25,000 NIS for rehabilitation.

The Jewish Federation of Montreal, partenered with Beer Sheva and Bnei Shimon Regional Council throu the Jewish Agency's Partnership Together program, has  granted the family an additional  4000 NIS.

Jewish Agency Chairman, Isaac Herzog, said today:

"The Jewish Agency, through its Terror Victims Fund and its housing company, Amigour, will continue to help and assist the residents of the South and of the Gaza Border Area to cope with the damages inflicted by waves of terror. A few hours after the house was hit, Amigour employees were at the scene in order to assess damages and eventually engage in repairs and reconstruction, at the request of Israel Tax Authority Compensation Fund. The Jewish Agency has also granted the family emergency financial assistance. The Gaza Border communities are Israel's defense wall on our southern border. I would like to commend and encourage them for their extraordinary resilience, as well as to express support for the IDF and all security forces."

The Jewish Agency's Fund for The Victims of Terror is supported by donations from JFNA, Keren Hayesod and foundations from around the world. Since its inception, the Fund has assisted more than 7000 families with grants totaling dozens of millions NIS.



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