Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – December 5, 2023

War Overview

With Hamas’ decision to stop releasing abductees, Israel has restarted the military dismantling of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, while continuing to search for abductees.  Israel continues to be bombed from Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as well as the Houthi’s inYemen toward Israel’s south.  There remain still some 190,000 Israeli evacuees.

Emergency Aid Containers Update:

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-5 aid containers have unloaded and been distributed to evacuees and immigrants

-3 aid containers are on the water to Israel

-3 aid containers are in the loading process

Displaced and Evacuated Families

With the contents of the aid containers, vanloads of aid have been delivered to evacuees in Hadera, Ashdod, Zichron Yaakov (Ethiopians from Sderot area), Jerusalem, Bat Yam and cities all over Israel.


In Bat Yam, while the evacuees were given hotel rooms, food was not included nor toiletries, clothing, etc. Israel Relief Aid continues with weekly food provision to the Bat Yam families who were evacuated from the northern border.

Your financial help at this time will help to bring huge loads into Israel to meet the need.  Thank you in advance for your blessing!