Since the last few weeks, incendiary kites and balloons with flammable material and explosive devices have been launched from Gaza to communities near the border, damaging fields and kibbutzim. They have sparked fires across thousands of acres. Millions of shekels are already needed to repair the damages. 

Damages are not only material. Natural reserves have been affected by the fires, and the wildlife suffered from it. Furthermore, even if there are no direct casualties, “there has been an increase in asthma attacks in children,” says Dr. Nataly Shveydel, director of a hospital near the Gaza border.

B’nai B’rith Europe President Serge Dahan condemns this criminal fires and invites every B’nai B’rith member to help Israelis by donating to Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, the Jewish National Fund and largest Israeli green organisation.

B’nai B’rith Europe President Serge Dahan congratulates B’nai B’rith France which has already launched a fund relief campaign and encourages all Lodges to engage in this campaign.