Christians from around the world have donated more than a dozen portable bomb shelters to Israel in recent days after Palestinian terrorists have fired thousands of rockets at Israel.
Nine shelters are already en route to be delivered and another six shelters have been ordered in an effort that is being spearheaded by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ). The shelters have mostly been placed in areas where schools, daycares, hospitals, and youth centers are located.
“ICEJ has been donating portable shelters to communities at risk since 2008 when it donated more than 50 shelters to be placed by bus stops in Sderot,” The Jerusalem Post reported. “In total, the organization, with the support of Christians worldwide, has given 118 shelters to southern Israeli communities, working in conjunction with Operation Lifeshield to ensure the shelters are built to Israel Defense Forces standards.”
ICEJ President Dr. Jürgen Bühler said that the organization wants to do all that it can to show support for Israel as its citizens are subjected to daily terror attacks.
“Israeli residents in the Gaza envelope have only seconds to reach safety, and they repeatedly have told us that these shelters indeed save lives,” he said. “They also have given these families living in harm’s way the peace of mind they need to stay put and lead their daily lives despite the constant rocket threat.”
The Jerusalem Post reported separately:
Some 2,900 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel since the beginning of the operation dubbed by the military as “Guardians of the Walls,” of which some 450 fell inside the enclave. The Iron Dome intercepted some 1,150 rockets.
The IDF leveled a building over the weekend that contained Hamas terror assets and contained offices for The Associated Press.
The IDF released the following statement about the strike:
A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a multi-story building which contained military assets belonging to the intelligence offices of the Hamas terror organization.
The building contained civilian media offices, which the Hamas terror organization hides behind and uses as human shields. The Hamas terror organization deliberately places military targets at the heart of densely populated civilian areas in the Gaza Strip.
Prior to the strike, the IDF provided advance warning to civilians in the building and allowed sufficient time for them to evacuate the site.
“I want to see what would happen if one rocket was fired on Washington. They are firing salvos toward civilian populations,” IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman said in response to a question about the IDF striking a building that house terrorists and the Associated Press. “We are in the middle of an operation. If Hamas and PIJ think they can hide behind the media, their buildings are not something they can hide behind.”