Jews in the diaspora are being encouraged to open their homes in Israel to those displaced by the recent terror attacks.
Jerusalem's Deputy Mayor, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, has launched the Open-Doors Initiative to aid displaced Israeli families and make use of any empty properties owned by those in the diaspora.
As a result of the conflict thousands of families from the South and the North of Israel have had to flee their homes, and are in urgent need of temporary shelter and relief.
Hamas terrorists launched thousands of rockets on Israel on October 7 and infiltrated the country by air, sea and land in an unprecedented attack killing thousands and displacing whole communities.
The Open-Doors Initiative has called on members of the diaspora who own vacant properties in and around Jerusalem to offer their homes for those who have been made homeless as a result of attacks on their communities.
The group said it plans to work with established organisations in Israel to match those with space to Israeli families seeking refuge.
As part of the program, the group said it will provide a contract, assist in securing insurance, and in some cases arrange for essential supplies in cases of unfurnished homes.
Organisers said: “We hope that the generosity of homeowners will inspire individuals across the globe to get involved and demonstrate their unwavering support for Israel during this time of crisis.”
Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said: "The Open-Doors Initiative strives to provide a safe haven for evacuees during these challenging times, a testament to the resilience and compassion of the Israeli community.
“By extending your homes to those in need, you become the threads that weave a tapestry of unity and support across the nation and throughout the Jewish diaspora.”
The deputy mayor signed up to the scheme and is hosting an evacuated family in her late mother’s apartment.
Those with empty property have been asked to submit an intention to help via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.