An unknown person bought hundreds of tickets from New York to Israel for Jews wanting to join the army.
On October 9, a man who wished to remain anonymous bought hundreds of plane tickets from New York to Israel for Jews who wanted to return to the country to join the army, the New York Post writes.
A Jewish man stood at Kennedy Airport near the ticket counter of El Al, Israel’s national airline, and calmly bought tickets for those who showed him a notice of call to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).
According to an El Al crew member, the man bought a total of 250 tickets to Israel.
Later, another man, who appeared to be an employee of some American organization, bought several plane tickets for reservists who needed to be in Israel. Although it is unknown exactly how many tickets he bought.
By law, the airline is not allowed to accept any donations for reservists, but El Al employees noted that “a lot of people come to our counters at JFK and offer to buy tickets for soldiers.” But El Al cannot accept money as an intermediary, so the only way to buy a ticket is to find a reservist and pay for the ticket directly for him.
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While most major airlines are canceling flights to Israel after deadly fighting broke out with the Hamas terrorist organization this weekend, El Al and other Israeli airlines have launched additional flights to bring reservists to Israel.
For reservists flying from the United States, a ticket costs about $900; from Europe – about 300 dollars.
Representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced on October 9 that 300,000 reservists were being drafted into the ranks of the Israeli military.
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