Organization provides emergency assistance to residents of southern Israel trying to cope with aftermath of weeks-long Gaza operation.
Ashdod Police officers stand in a front yard hit by a Hamas rocket. Photo: TOVAH LAZAROFF
Deputy German Ambassador Benedikt Haller gave NATAL – Israel’s Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War a check for €50,000 (NIS 235,000) on Wednesday to provide assistance for residents of the South traumatized by the rocket fire from Gaza.
The aid from the German government is earmarked to enable NATAL to provide psychological care to civilians – primarily children and youth – in communities near the Gaza border suffering from trauma stemming from the rocket and mortar attacks.
According to the German Embassy in Tel Aviv, this is not the first time Berlin has supported Natal. “With this support, the German Embassy wants to express its solidarity with the Israeli citizens suffering from unending attacks from the Gaza Strip,“ the embassy said.
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