Israelis who were abroad when the Hamas attack started on Shabbos/Simchas Torah have been clamoring to come home to help defend their nation.
To return hundreds of IDF soldiers who were deployed abroad when the conflict started, Israeli Air Force cargo planes were flown to Europe. Soldiers in certain locations, such as New York, had to pay for their own flights home.
However, a Chareidi guy surprised the Israelis at JFK airport when he appeared and paid for roughly 250 flights for IDF soldiers.
He gave money for a ticket back to Israel to anyone who could show him a Tzav 8 recruitment order.
Additionally, he loaded the jet with dozens of duffel bags that contained supplies and equipment for IDF forces. “A Chareidi man with a credit card worth half a million dollars arrived at JFK yesterday and quietly stood in the corner,” a top El Al officer claimed.
Anyone who displayed a Tzav 8 to him would receive a penalty.