IDF soldiers say ‘thank you’ to Israel Today readers

You have really stepped up for our troops. Among other things, the soldiers received 1,000 thermal shirts from Columbia and 1,000 tactical gloves, thanks to you!

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Gaza, IDF
IDF troops receive gear paid for by Israel Today readers.
IDF troops receive gear paid for by Israel Today readers.

I don’t know how to express just how surprised and grateful Israeli soldiers are for your support. For many young Israelis, it is a mystery, but also a miracle, that Christians around the world stand fully with the Jewish people, especially in times of war like the one we are currently experiencing. This may be obvious to you, but it is not to them. And it is an incredible witness.

On behalf of the officers and soldiers with whom I have spoken and met, we greet and thank you all. Thank you, thank you and thank you again!

Over the past two days, 1,000 Columbia thermal shirts and 1,000 tactical gloves have arrived on site to Givati Brigade soldiers. As you know, Givati operates down in Gaza, along with the 401 Armored Brigade. Personally, I have a close connection with Givati, having served in this infantry brigade in Lebanon myself 35 years ago.


Yesterday, the 20 pairs of Lowa tactical boots and the tactical camouflage uniforms also arrived at the Peled anti-terror team in the south near Nitzana. Our partner and farmer Oren Shalom, who usually takes care of our vineyard and olive trees, is also a member of the Peled team. His team was also on duty on that “Black Sabbath.” Two of his comrades fell, both fathers, Iftach Gorani and Liran Almosnino. Now, thanks to your help, Oren and his team have received the combat boots and uniforms. After the war, Oren and I invite you all to our desert oasis near Nitzana.

Photo: Peled Team

In the first two weeks of the war, thanks to your support, we distributed 600 field mattresses to the soldiers in the north. Also 800 jackets and hoodies for various units in the south around the Gaza Strip and on the northern border. In the next few weeks, two drones (I’m not allowed to say anything more) will arrive in the country, ordered for a specific unit – also thanks to your financial support. Each drone cost 10,000 euros, but they are vital for the special forces. In this case, I work with a small group of fathers and former reservists who look after our soldiers – our boys and girls, sons and daughters – around the clock. Everything else is secondary, we say. So, we continue with full energy.


Here is the “shopping list” you have paid for so far:

  • 1,000 thermal shirts from Columbia
  • 1,000 tactical gloves
  • 600 field mattresses
  • 800 jackets and hoodies
  • 20 tactical boots from Lowa
  • 20 tactical camouflage uniforms
  • 2 drones


There is still a long way to go to victory, and you can still get involved in helping to gird the warriors of Israel for battle.

Their lives depend on it.

Support our soldiers >>



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