A project to assist Jews and Arabs alike who have suffered from Israel’s most recent wars by relocating families away from war zones during conflicts, providing financial assistance to rebuild homes and businesses, and funding the building of a fortified community center. We also provide emotional support to families who have suffered trauma throughout the different conflicts in Israel.
50 Days of Operation Protective Edge
In the attacks on Israel in the summer of 2014, scores of rockets struck homes, businesses, schools, other public buildings and vehicles in and around towns and villages in southern Israel. For over a decade, Israeli residents, particularly in the southern regions close to the border with Gaza, have suffered huge losses – loved ones killed or injured, property damages or ruined businesses. It is not only physical hardships they face, but also emotional distress. The stress and fear that come with war has had long-term psychological impact on many individuals, such as flashbacks, intense anxiety, and anxiety that impairs personal, social, and occupational functioning.
Hope for Israel has been standing alongside these southern towns since the beginning. We have built a rocket-proof cultural center for the community in Nir Am. During Operation Protective Edge we evacuated approximately 340 people away from the war zone to hotels in safe locations. We also provided care packages to 6,890 people in need.
We can never anticipate exactly when the next war will come, yet we are committed to standing by these communities who live in such close proximity to enemy lines. We continue to pray and trust God for His protection and provision.
Operation Protective Edge, Summer 2014, Unknown Facts:
- Hamas fired over 4,562 rockets at Israel in less than two months
- Nearly 3,000 claims for damage were submitted to Israeli Authorities
- $20 million worth of direct damages on personal property and businesses
- Estimated total economic impact on Israeli manufacturers was approximately
- 1.2 billion shekels, with factories in the south accounting for 40 percent
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