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United Israel Action Keren Hayesod has started providing emergency aid to the victims of the rocket attacks. The director of the Fund for Victims of Terror, Yael Raz, told our newspaper that financial aid and other offers of support to people in southern Israel were already available on Tuesday.

Among other things, a family in the Sha’ar Hanegev region whose house was hit by a bullet from the Gaza Strip has already received help. Likewise a family with two children in Ashkelon, the parents have to be treated after a rocket impact, some of them with serious injuries.

hospitals After a night with hundreds of rockets, work continues, says Yael Raz on Wednesday morning: "We are now taking care of people in Holon, Givataim or Rishon LeZion who were affected by the attacks." Keren Hayesod is in constant contact with hospitals and regional authorities in order to establish direct contact with those in need.

It does not matter whether they are Jewish or Arab Israelis. The family of an Indian guest worker, who could now be killed in an attack, will also receive urgently needed support, assures the Keren Hayesod employee. Help is also being offered to an Arab family in Lod, whose father and daughter were killed in a night rocket attack. ddk

Information and donation options: www.keren-hayesod.de