Rebuilding Green: JFNA and ReGrow Support Western Negev Farmers Amid Devastation from Hamas Attacks

JFNA to support Western Negev farmers in rebuilding their farms following Hamas attack

The Western Negev, a source of pride for Israelis and Diaspora Jews, has been devastated by an unprecedented attack by Hamas terrorists on October 7. Farming infrastructure was targeted and destroyed, leaving the region in ruins. However, farmers like Moran Freibach from Kibbutz Nahal Oz remain resilient and determined to rebuild.

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is stepping in to provide grants of up to $12.5 million to help these farmers quickly replace their equipment and resume farming in time for the spring planting season. The special grant, awarded in partnership with ReGrow, a project of the Israeli Agricultural Research Institute Machon Volkani and the Mishkei HaNegev cooperative association, aims to help farmers and kibbutzim rebuild after suffering significant financial losses.

JFNA recognizes the importance of revitalizing agriculture in the Western Negev after these attacks and is proud to be able to support this effort. Rebecca Caspi, senior vice president of JFNA, emphasized the critical role of rebuilding agriculture in the region and ensuring that the fields will once again be green as a symbol of victory over those who seek to destroy.

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