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Earlier today our staff on the ground in Israel convened for a meeting to discuss our operations going forwards in these challenging times
Today her home was hit by a rocket. We’re so thankful our soldier was saved and is recuperating in the Belev Echad house.
Israel’s hospitals are maxed to capacity and they need all the help they can get. Our amazing team in Israel is working around the clock to make this happen.
So much activity at the Belev Echad house today ensuring all the wounded soldiers and their families are cared for. Please donate generously to help us continue this essential work.
Our team is up and ready for another day of visiting hospitals and helping the wounded. During these dark days Belev Echad is and will do whatever we can to bring whatever is needed practically, including bringing light to the brave men and women protecting our land.
Our hearts are aching with loss for our beloved Raz. Many of you just met her at the recent NESHEK challah event. She was an inspiration and source of strength to so many of the soldiers that visit the Belev Echad house. Raz was always smiling and positive despite all the hardships she had been through as a wounded combat soldier. She wanted to share her experiences to help others. Please do an extra good deed in memory of Raz Mizrahi.
Our hearts are shattered. Our friend. Our Belev Echad soldier & Belev Echad Team member – May her memory be a Blessing. May those who knew her forever be touched by her.
One elite soldier was preparing for battle in the south when the unit received an urgent call to save a group of Golani soldiers who were surrounded and trapped by terrorists.
However, when they arrived, the terrorists ambushed them. The group hid in a shelter for hours as the bullets and machine gun fire rained around them. The soldier managed to get out alive, albeit with shrapnel wounds all over his body. Today was supposed to be his henna.
One of the soldiers we visited in the hospital today, had a grenade thrown at her base while she was on lookout patrol.
She ran through a barrage of bullets to escape, hiding in a shelter under a pile of mattresses, for four hours
While running she received a bullet wound to her hand. We met her in the hospital where she was receiving treatment for this wound.
To her knowledge she is the only one from her unit who survived the attack. We are showering her with warmth, love and everything she needs.
Aside from delivering critical supplies and aiding our wounded soldiers, the Belev Echad team comes to offer emotional support. These soldiers have seen the horrors of war. Sometimes what they need more than anything is a soldier to cry and the knowledge that their service and sacrifice is truly appreciated by Jews the world over.
Our team is on the ground doing everything possible for the wounded. If you’ve ever had a family member sick in the hospital you know how much help is needed. That’s what we’re doing for the wounded soldiers and their families in Israel. Home-cooked meals, a hand to hold, a minute of quiet, aid, supplies. Whatever it takes to keep our country together and protect our people.
Every bit counts in the war against terror. We are preparing packs of goodies to be delivered with love to the wounded soldiers who sacrificed for our country.
While visiting soldiers today we heard a story that was both heartbreaking and heroic:
S. a soldier was called to a kibbutz to rescue a family today. He and his commander had to walk over the dead bodies of Israeli police officers in order to reach the home.
As they neared the home, the commander was gunned down, and S. was shot in his leg. S. was left with a junior officer to finish the rescue. He bandaged his leg, entered the home, killed the terrorists, and saved the family.
S. is now a part of the Belev Echad family and we will help him every step of the way through his recovery.
We need all hands on deck to get these heroes the help they need.