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Shaar HaNegev Emergency Assistance Fund



Support for Israeli Farmers Located Near Gaza 

May 14, 2018

With the support of Federation CJA, we have undertaken an emergency project to assist the southern communities with the Sha'ar HaNegev region. Though mostly underreported, Israeli farmers near Gaza have been under attack on a daily basis, for several weeks now. Helium balloons and kites outfitted with flammable materials have been sent from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, igniting fires in Israel, and causing significant damage to farms and crops.  


Click HERE to read more about this dangerous development (Jerusalem Post)

We have been in touch with Oded Platt, General Manager of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. Sh'aar Hanegev is one of several regions currently affected by these kites and balloons, suffering extensive damage to crops just ahead of their harvest season. Oded was very thankful for the call and said it was heartwarming to know that people far away have them in mind and want to assist.

He explained their needs as follows. The first priority is the purchase of 750-liter fire-fighting trailer units to attach to their tractors, at roughly CAD$10,800 each. They also need an additional firefighting suits at roughly CAD$1400 each.

If you would like to help contribute towards our support of the region and their farmers, please complete the below form and we will process your request.

Our goal is to raise funds to purchase 1 trailer unit and 3 suits ($15,000).







Tue, 22 May 2018 8 Sivan 5778