Emunah's missile scare and Wizo's care package

British Emunah - whose emergency appeal for Israel has raised £40,000 in a fortnight - has reported that a large piece of shrapnel from an intercepted missile landed on the roof of the Emunah Day Care Centre in Bnei Brak on Sunday.

Israel Emunah chair Liora Minka said: "The children had left half-an-hour before to go home, then we heard the siren and left the office. We heard an explosion - it was an awful noise. The police and military arrived and said they thought there was something on the top of our building. Thank God no one was hurt."

Wizo UK has, to date, sent £50,000 to support residents who have been in the firing line of Hamas missiles. Wizo has kept many of its Israeli centres and schools open during the holiday period to accommodate families who have fled their homes. In the longer term, the charity will be providing trauma counselling.

Among local solidarity meetings, 200 people packed Brighton's Ralli Hall to hear Israeli embassy defence attaché Colonel Eitan Arad deliver an update on Gaza.

People were urged to send care packages to Israeli soldiers via the Zionist Federation.

    Last updated: 12:30pm, August 11 2014