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Edith ‘Pat’ Wolfson and Roselle and ‘Benjamin’ Bernard Roseman Fund Aids Children Impacted by Hamas Terror Attack

B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Director Alan Schneider travelled to two southern Israeli cities on April 21 to present the B’nai B’rith Edith ‘Pat’ Wolfson and Roselle and ‘Benjamin’ Bernard Roseman Endowment Fund for Israeli Youth to two Israeli children tragically affected by the Hamas Simchat Torah massacre and its aftermath.

Israel Chana
Ahmad Abu Latif and his daughter Mansura

In the Bedouin city of Rahat, the grant was presented to the infant daughter (1-year-old Mansura) of Sgt. Maj. (res.) Ahmad Abu Latif, killed on Jan. 22 in the central Gaza Strip along with 20 other Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the deadliest incident of the ongoing war against Hamas.

Abu Latif was proud to serve in the IDF and was a vocal advocate for coexistence and collaboration among all of Israel’s multireligious citizens.

When he was called up to active duty, he had been studying and working at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Nineteen Israeli Bedouin citizens were murdered by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7.

Schneider also presented a grant for 16-year-old Nadav Chana in Ofakim. Nadav, a child with Down Syndrome, is the brother of Israel Chana who confronted a squad of terrorists with his work-issued pistol on Oct. 7, his birthday. The grant was presented to their mother, Yishi, a single mother who made Aliya from Ethiopia in 1991. Israel served in the Givati unit.

When the terrorists attacked, Israel, wearing flipflops on a walk with his girlfriend and dog, ran home to retrieve his weapon and confront the terrorists who were invading the area. Significantly out gunned, he is credited with saving many neighbors, even while 48 residents of Ofakim were murdered by Hamas terrorists. His mother witnessed his death in a barrage of bullets. Yishi said that Israel was the pillar of their home and was a significant caregiver for Nadav.

The B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem has overseen the B’nai B’rith Edith ‘Pat’ Wolfson and Roselle and ‘Benjamin’ Bernard Roseman Endowment Fund for Israeli Youth since its inception in 2005. Since its founding, the fund has provided aid to more than 60 Israeli youths who have tragically lost loved ones in terror attacks and Israel’s struggle for self-defense.