Terror attacks have long posed a threat to Israel and its people, but since last spring, we have seen a noticeable increase in deadly shootings, stabbings and car attacks in cities like Be’er Sheva, Jerusalem, Hadera and Bnei Brak.
From the very first days of Vision for Israel in 1994, one of core focuses in giving aid to the people of Israel was the support we offer to victims of terror attacks. As these acts of hatred have increased in recent months, our desire to provide aid and support to people and families broken by such evil has also increased.
“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended... — Isaiah 40:1-2
There have been over 2,200 attacks in Israel and Judea and Samaria this year alone. The number of innocents killed has reached a gruesome high since 2008. These numbers are tragic, and we pray for those victims and their families. These statistics are tragic, but they are so much more than statistics—they represent mothers, fathers, even innocent, young children.
Vision for Israel prays for the victims and their families. Our goal has always been to offer comfort to the broken-hearted and embrace these widows and orphans. We encourage all our partners to join us in praying for peace in Jerusalem and Israel... but prayers for protection from violence are only the first step.
The number of victims and families who suffer as a result of these attacks continues to grow. We are a nation of families and relatives who are weeping and mourning for the great loss of life of so many. But we must continue our mission of building lives up, even when terrorists are calling for destruction and death.
Vision For Israel is as committed as ever to our mission of supporting victims of terror in every way we can. They deserve to heal with dignity and resume daily life.
Please consider giving to those who have been victimized by this wave of violence plaguing Israel. We can aid in giving them their lives back.
Join us in this vital mission by donating here.
Barry, Batya, and the VFI Team