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Humanitarian Aid: “A decision was made by Israeli commanders and government to allow them (wounded and sick Syrians) to enter the country and to give them full medical treatment. Since then, many, many other wounded Syrians followed,” Dr. Noam Fink told reporters on the Golan Heights.
But what began as a trickle of Syrian war wounded appealing to their arch-enemy, Israel, for medical help, has now grown into a full-fledged humanitarian aid mission, managed by the IDF, along the Israeli-Syrian border.
Operation Good Neighbor – Humanitarian Aid
“It’s a well-known fact that in Syria, medical infrastructures are not functioning,” Fink said. “Approximately 70 percent of the doctors fled the country, and one year ago we decided to expand our cooperation and help even further by starting operation Good Neighbor.”
“We started bringing in sick Syrians, most of them are sick children, with neglected medical diseases and we’ve taken them in to our hospitals, to our clinics,” Fink said.
Many of the goods are donated by NGOs, including Friend Ships, whose shipping containers say “From Jesus with Love.” They provide medicine, basic foods, and powdered baby milk and diapers.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers prepare humanitarian aid for Syrians caught up in the Syrian civil war in the Golan Heights region. (IDF Media Day in the 210 Brigade)
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Across the web:
Argentine-Israeli doctor honored in Buenos Aires for work with Syria wounded – Ynetnews The event at the Buenos Aires City Legislature is part of a series of events surrounding Israel’s activity on its northern border amid the fighting in Syria, as well as the humanitarian aid given by Israel to some of the wounded in the battles of the …
The Secret Is Out: Israel Aids Its Neighbors – Jewish Week As contributing editor Nathan Jeffay reported from Israel last week, the government in Jerusalem has made public the extent of its humanitarian aid for Syrian civilians, victims of the devastating civil war that continues after more than six years and …Jewish Advocate
US faith group facilitates unique ties between IDF and Syrian war victims – The Jerusalem Post When the Multifaith Alliance learned about existing collaborations between Syrian and Israeli NGO s, it knew that the partnerships could have important implications not just in the immediate need of delivering aid, but for long-term relations in the …
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