(LibertySociety.com) – The Hamas terrorist attack in Israel has prompted global support for Israel’s right to defend itself. One group of men deemed the “righteous cowboys,” felt that it was necessary to directly assist the nation during its time of need. Farmers in Israel have struggled due to labor shortages since the deadly attack on October 7, which prompted the cowboys to make the journey to the Middle East. The group of 10 men arrived in Israel on November 6, ready to put their farming skills to work. They self-funded their trips from Arkansas and Montana to fill the gaps as the war rages on.
During a Fox News interview, one of the men named John Plocher said that he and the other cowboys were not Jewish. He added that he believed “in the whole Bible,” and “in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” He said that God gave the land to the Jewish people and that they had the right to defend it. He spoke about Operation Ittai and the organization they were working with to provide supplies like bulletproof vests and drones to Israelis in Judea and Samaria. He said that they were taking care of things on the home front for the men who had been drafted.
Operation Ittai was started by groups of Christian and Jewish organizations from various nations across the world. It aims to provide necessary defense equipment for the protection of citizens from terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. The organization behind the operation is called HaYovel, which has brought in over $2.1 million since the terrorist attack. It plans to airdrop a massive amount of humanitarian supplies to awaiting groups that will coordinate distributions to various communities in the country. Other supplies that HaYovel will be providing include night-vision goggles, helmets, and flashlights to people in need. The conflict in the area is ongoing, with no indication of peace in the near future.
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