3,000 Nahal soldiers enjoy a barbecue, courtesy of the FIDF

3,000 Nahal soldiers enjoy a barbecue, courtesy of the FIDF

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, in collaboration with the Association for the Welfare of Israeli Soldiers, hosted a barbecue dinner for 3,000 soldiers from the Nahal Brigade and other combat units in southern Israel. The soldiers were fresh from their operations in the Gaza Strip. The evening included a ceremony to honor and commend the soldiers for their achievements, to commemorate the fallen soldiers, and to send well wishes to the injured.

FIDF is the single organization in the United States, designated by the IDF, that is authorized to raise funds for its soldiers, and FIDF acts according to the requirements of the IDF’s Manpower Directorate to respond to the most urgent requests. Any funds raised go towards lifesaving medical supplies such as ambulances, plasma, medical devices, field hospitals, and hygiene kits and aid for the thousands of bereaved families who are suffering the loss of a loved one. As the IDF’s official partner, FIDF is the fastest and most direct way to support IDF soldiers.

So far, more than $73 million has been transferred to the IDF to meet the most urgent requests for its soldiers.

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