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Ukrainian orphans who escaped to Israel were forced to evacuate once again: ‘Beautiful children’

A group of Ukrainian orphans who arrived in Israel last year after the invasion of Ukraine were safely evacuated from their home in southern Israel less than 24 hours after Hamas began its attacks on October 7. 

The children all lived at the Federation of the Jewish Communities (FJC) of the CIS “Alumim” Children’s Home and Orphanage in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

It was evident in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that the children would have to leave Zhytomyr, said the group. Several organizations, including the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), worked together to arrange for the safe transportation of the 60 children to safety in Israel. The IFCJ partners with FJC. 

“As a mother of four myself, I cried as I welcomed them to Israel last year as if they were my own children,” she added.

“So knowing they’re safe once again is a beacon of light and hope amidst all the darkness of the past two weeks.” 

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Christine Rousselle is a lifestyle reporter with Fox News Digital.


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