Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – January 29, 2024

War Overview

–Evacuees:  The Ministry of Tourism has published the numbers of evacuees who are in various housing situations:  113,100 Israelis remain evacuated –from the north and Gaza borders because of indiscriminate bombing

–There remain 136 abductees from Israel held by Sinwar, head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip for over 3 ½  months, detained in unknown conditions.  

Bombings into Israel:

— Northern border with Lebanon/Syria and also in the Galilee (Iran-backed Hezbollah)
— Gaza Strip bordertowns and sometimes into the central part of Israel (Iran Hamas)
— West Bank territories – Hamas operatives continue with violent attacks.

Emergency Aid Containers Update

  —10 aid containers unloaded October-January, distributed to evacuees and immigrants
–3 aid containers from Poland and UK are on the water to Israel
–2 aid containers from the US and Hong Kong are in the loading process

Your financial help at this time will help to bring huge loads into Israel to meet the need.

Israel Container Update – January 8, 2024

Displaced and Evacuated Families 

Israel Relief Aid continues with weekly food provision to the Bat Yam families who were evacuated from the northern border.  In Bat Yam, while the evacuees were given hotel rooms, food was not included.

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Update From CEO Jo Kaplan – January 6, 2024

The situation in the north is that Hezbollah bombs indiscriminately fall on civilian homes, cars, public places.  So it’s not safe for them to go back home.  Most of them are paying for the home in the north – rent or mortgage – plus living expenses in Bat Yam.  They greatly appreciate this provision of food!

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Gift

Because of you!  Israel Relief Aid handed the Lod Senior Center (where there is a high percentage of Holocaust Survivors) a check for the outdoor benches that they needed.  Their team promised to come back with pictures.

Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – January 29, 2024
Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – January 29, 2024
Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – January 29, 2024

February Projects

Israel Relief Aid’s Winter Warm Campaign continues, as temperatures in the Holy Land went to frigid with rainstorms and snow in the north.  Coats are super expensive here in Israel, and donated new coats in the aid containers save the day.  To help:  www.israelrelief.org.il

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Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – January 29, 2024