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Christian group to help Israeli child victims of terror

By Mason White 5:58 PM August 13, 2013
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem building 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
Israeli child victims of terror are set to get additional support from a Christian group, according to a reports by JNS.org.

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, also known as ICEJ, a Christian Zionist organization based in Jerusalem, has announced that it will provide support through its aid agency to Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, which helps Israeli child victims of terrorism.

The Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund is a nonprofit organization founded by the former mayor of Shiloh David Rubin. The fund provides therapeutic and emotional health to children of Jewish communities, mainly in the West Bank, who have suffered incidents of terrorism in recent years.

“On behalf of compassionate Christians worldwide, the ICEJ wants to be sensitive to the serious problems facing these traumatized children. That is why we have started supporting the work of the Rubin Center,” the organization said in a press release.

Shiloh is an ancient biblical city located in the hills of Samaria, also known as Shomron, which was the religious and cultural capital of Israel before Jerusalem. It is mentioned several times in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Joshua divided the land among the 12 tribes and where the Ark of the Covenant was before being moved to Jerusalem. It also became an important center of worship during the early Christian period.

Modern Shiloh is home to a small Jewish community that was founded in the late 1970s.