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November 8, 2012 3:03 pm

Elderly Israeli Immigrant Couple Sell Their Home to Support IDF

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Lev and Svetlana Hazant.

An elderly Israeli couple recently donated 140,000 shekels -about $36,000—to fund the renovation of an IDF outpost on the Israel-Egypt border.

Lev and Svetlana Hazant, both in their 80s, moved from the Ukraine to Israel 11 years ago but just finished selling the last of their assets in their home country. The proceeds from the sale of their house there is what they chose to donate.

“We just love the army and the little that we had we decided to give,” the Hebrew-language Ynet website reported them as saying.

The couple lives in an apartment provided by Amidar, an Israeli state-owned housing company.

“I and my wife thought it is our desire that the state and its army  be strong. We live with what we have and that is enough, a modest apartment that is what the state gives and that’s what we need,” Lev Hazant told Ynet.

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