On Saturday night, October 29th, a terrorist opened fire with an M-16 rifle outside a convenience store between the Judean cities of Hebron and Kiryat Arba. He then drove away.
In that first shooting, 50-year-old Ronen Hanania was tragically killed by a bullet to his head. Two others, including Ronen’s 19-year-old son Daniel, were lightly injured.
Eight minutes after he escaped, the terrorist brazenly came back and fired on the security and medical personnel attending to the injured.
In that second round of fire, Ofer Ohana, a volunteer medic for Rescue Without Borders, was seriously injured. The terrorist was then killed.
Ofer was immediately taken to the hospital in Jerusalem. He underwent two major surgeries and a stay in intensive care and is currently in stable condition, thank God. But his life will never be the same.
Ronen Hanania was murdered, and Ofer Ohana was seriously injured for one reason only: They were Jews defending their Biblical Homeland.
Ronen, Ofer, and the two other injured people were hard-working men who dedicated their lives to raising families and resettling the Biblical Heartland of Israel.
They could have lived anywhere in Israel but felt a calling to live close to the Tomb of the Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Ronen leaves behind his wife Meirav, his son Daniel, and most tragically, his elderly mother, Perala.
WHY SHOULD AN ELDERLY MOTHER HAVE TO SUFFER LIKE THIS?! TO BURY HER BELOVED SON?
The pain of losing a son, husband, and father is unimaginable. All the more so when he’s been murdered in cold blood by a terrorist.
Ofer is thankfully alive, but he will need several weeks of recovery. During that time, he will be losing critical income, and he might not be able to work.
Will his family be forced into poverty just because their father was doing his job as a volunteer medic, trying to save lives?
HOW ARE WE TO RESPOND TO THIS TRAGEDY?
The prophet instructs us to “Comfort, oh comfort my people, says your God” (Isaiah 40:1).
Now is YOUR opportunity to provide comfort and assistance to Ronen’s bereaving family and Ofer’s shocked family.
The Hanania and Ohana families need your help now.
Who’s going to be the breadwinner now?
Who will take care of Ronen’s elderly mother, and widow?
Who will help Ofer and his wife and children in their time of crisis and need?
Only YOU can.
We’re raising $50,000 to provide Ronen’s grieving widow and Ofer’s family with comfort and financial support. Right now, they desperately need your help.
Please donate NOW.
Your donation is a sign of love, care, and support. It’s a hug from thousands of miles away.
100% of your donation will go directly to Ronen’s widow and Ofer’s family, so please give generously.
Thank you for comforting the People of Israel in the Biblical city of Hebron.
“Comfort, oh comfort my people, says your God”
"נַחֲמוּ נַחֲמוּ עַמִּי יֹאמַר אֱלֹהֵיכֶם"
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