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The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Israel Emergency Fund supports the work of our partners in Israel through the collective efforts of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Below are the latest updates about our work.

Click here for details on JFNA's allocations thus far.

May 16, 2024

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Activities 

  • Five IDF soldiers were killed and eight were injured (three seriously) as a result of a friendly fire error in Gaza overnight. The soldiers from an ultra-Orthodox unit were inside an abandoned building when an IDF tank force saw their rifle barrels at a window and mistakenly thought they were terrorists. The tanks fired two shells at the building, killing all five. The IDF is currently investigating the incident.
  • In addition, a sixth soldier was killed yesterday in fighting in Rafah.
  • The IDF is reporting increasing examples of Hamas returning to areas in the Gaza Strip that had already been cleared of the terror group by the IDF, including the Shifa hospital, Jabalya, Zeitoun, and other areas in the north. 
  • The IDF’s Commando Brigade was deployed to southern Gaza’s Rafah last night, joining the 162nd Division which has been operating in the eastern part of the city since earlier this month. The move comes as the Israeli government is expected to approve widening the offensive there.
  • Last night, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant sparked a political storm by publicly criticizing his fellow Likud member, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his handling of the subject of who will govern Gaza after Hamas is defeated.
    • The harsh comments came after months of tension between the two and after reports emerged earlier this week that senior IDF officers believed that the lack of a governing alternative to Hamas had forced the IDF to return and fight in areas that had already been cleared out.
    • Gallant argued that “indecision is, in essence, a decision” that would lead to one of two bad results: Continued Hamas rule, or IDF control over Gaza's civilian population.
    • In response, the Prime Minister said “I am not willing to replace Hamastan with Fatahstan. As long as Hamas stands on its feet, no other body will enter to run civilian matters in Gaza, especially not the Palestinian Authority,” which, Netanyahu said, “supports terror, educates to terror, and funds terror.” Read more here.
    • See more here about the possible political ramifications of Gallant’s comments.
  • A recent poll indicates that Israelis feel that the time has come for those responsible for October 7 to step down.

Previous Updates

Monday May 6, 2024
Thursday April 18, 2024
Thursday April 11, 2024
Monday April 8, 2024
Thursday April 4, 2024
Monday April 1, 2024
Thursday March 28, 2024

Monday March 25, 2024

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Tuesday February 20, 2024
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Thursday February 1, 2024

Tuesday January 30, 2024
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Thursday January 11, 2024
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