“He is facing the most trying time since the birth of their nation, with 1,400 people killed; more than 240 men, women and children taken as hostages; and many injured in the Hamas attack,” he said. “As I spoke with a woman whose husband was taken hostage, the fear and heartache is overwhelming. Pray for these hostages and their families, pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
After Hamas terrorists attacked civilian communities in southern Israel last month, Franklin’s ministry Samaritan’s Purse deployed a disaster relief team to the country and is working with more than 50 churches in Israel and Gaza. Samaritan’s Purse also supports churches providing Palestinians with food and medicine.
The ministry provided Magan David Adom, Israel’s first-response service, with 21 ambulances after Hamas destroyed many of these types of vehicles during the attack. Seven ambulances provided were armored to offer additional protection to medical personnel and patients.
Samaritan’s Purse is equipping the first-response service with trauma-supply kits packed with various resources, including a combat application tourniquet, chest tube kit, suture kit and intubation kit. The bags are positioned with first responders in communities at high risk of future rocket attacks.
“To date, Samaritan’s Purse has provided hygiene kits, nearly 6,000 food vouchers, 300 food boxes and 3,800 hot meals for internally displaced families in Israel,” the ministry said. “In addition to these supplies, we have provided medical equipment including defibrillators to search and rescue teams.”
Samaritan’s Purse also has offered to establish emergency field hospitals in Gaza and Israel.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice