The donation of 2,000 pairs of sandals to Syrian children by Teva Naot, estimated at $70,000, was delivered by the NGO Israel Flying Aid.
• Teva Naot CEO Michael Iluz, “The decision to donate is a humanitarian one, in the hope that this small step will lead to better neighborly relations in the future.”
By Hili Yacobi-Handelsman and Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli shoemaker Teva Naot recently donated 2,000 sandals to Syrian children.
“The decision to donate is a humanitarian one,” Teva Naot CEO Michael Iluz said, “in the hope that this small step will lead to better neighborly relations in the future.”
The estimated cost of the donation was NIS 250,000 ($67,000).
The donation was delivered with the help of Gal Lusky, founder of Israel Flying Aid, an Israeli NGO that “delivers lifesaving aid to communities affected by natural disaster and human conflict, transcending differences, prejudices, race, nationality, religion, and creed.”
Israel has treated some 4,500 war casualties from Syria since a humanitarian aid program dubbed Operation Good Neighbor was launched five years ago.
In late June, the IDF transported 60 tons of humanitarian aid and supplies to Syrian refugees stranded in tent camps across the border in the Syrian Golan.
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