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UK teens volunteer for the IDF

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Europe, Israel, UK
  • Date: Feb 9,2009 | 09:32 PM

British teenagers are working on army bases across Israel after being asked to help by the IDF.

The army approached the FZY youth movement, along with its American sister group Young Judea, to ask if participants on its year programme could volunteer. Teens from the religious Zionist movement, B’nei Akiva, also volunteered. Some IDF bases had been understaffed as soldiers were deployed to Gaza. The teenagers began working on eight bases across Israel on Sunday, packing kits for soldiers in Gaza, checking equipment for faults and monitoring stocks.

Gemma Geffin from London, 19, said: “We are spending our days packing the kits for the soldiers who are going into Gaza. Before we came I didn’t realise how much our presence here is directly helping the country.”

Sofia Lever, 19, from London, described it as “amazing”.

What happens when Muslims volunteer? Oh wait, nevermind.

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  • 3 Responses for "UK teens volunteer for the IDF"

    1. genieyclo February 9th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

      We get called terrorists, especially for supporting a terrorist organization called Hamas, that’s what happens.

    2. Dawud Israel February 10th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

      Muslims still volunteer…their was this dude on BBC in Lebanon and said he was from Australia and came to fight Israel. No one can stop them especially when there are too many…

    3. Wow February 11th, 2009 at 12:05 am

      i LOVE HAMAS!!!!!!! and these UK teens are so corny they are acting as if
      millions of soilders have die or something Haram
      they get me so MAD >:O why cant they help the children of Gaza
      cold blooded ppl
      i will do anything to Gaza and Help Out any thing!!!!!!!

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