Tag Archive for humanitarian aid

White House holds meeting on Gaza, with Israel, Arab Gulf states, despite Abbas

Ignoring the vapid Palestinian response, Israel and the Arab Gulf states were among 19 nations that attended the Trump initiative held at the White House on what needs to be done to alleviate the Gaza humanitarian crisis.
• Even though Abbas is foolishly boycotting the initiative, a senior administration official said, ‘Many of the projects could go ahead without the PA, but our goal is to involve it.’

News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


The White House on Tuesday hosted 19 nations, including Israel and Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

But the Palestinian Authority, angered by the Trump administration’s policies on Jerusalem, boycotted the meeting. Continue Reading »

White House to host Israel, Arab States on ‘brainstorming session’ for Gaza aid

Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, along with his senior adviser Jared Kushner, will convene an international “brainstorming” session designed to deal with the tiny, overpopulated coastal enclave that’s suffering from gross fiscal mismanagement, misappropriation of humanitarian aid, and unbridled embezzlement, all by Hamas, the ruling government.

By i24NEWS


Top White House officials will convene an international “brainstorming” session on Tuesday to find ways of improving the acute humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, Trump peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said.

Representatives of several countries will participate, along with Donald Trump’s embattled son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

Palestinian in Gaza forced to remain in squalor as Hamas redirects funds for food, health, and reconstruction to tunnel-construction and wages to Hamas militants.

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IDF: “The State of Israel and its army care for Palestinian life more than Hamas”

IDF soldiers hastened to treat and save the life of a wounded man who stumbled into Israel after being shot in Gaza by Hamas.

By Israel Today Staff


A Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip stumbled across the security fence into Israeli territory on Wednesday after having been shot by Hamas forces.

Soldiers with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who are so often smeared as blood-thirsty racists, did not hesitate to provide the man with emergency medical treatment.

IDF Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT (Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories), took the opportunity to set the record straight, posting to Facebook in Arabic the following message to the people of Gaza:

Nothing simpler: a Palestinian passed the security fence from the Gaza Strip into Israel today after Hamas forces shot him.

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Israel proposes list totaling $1bn to prevent Gaza from humanitarian collapse

The list below, which was submitted to the EU in Brussels, reveals Israeli plans to relieve Gaza’s water shortage by building a new desalination plant for $710m, connecting Gaza to Israel’s natural gas line, connecting to a new power line, known as the 161 kV line, doubling of the capacity of Gaza’s sewage treatment plant and much more.

By Eylon Aslan-Levy


Israel presented an international committee coordinating Palestinian development aid with a $1 billion list of major infrastructure projects designed to relieve an urgent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, with a request for international financing, at a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) in Brussels on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Israeli rescue unit assisted in 5 worldwide humanitarian operations during past week.

ZAKA chairman, “With so many incidents around the world, our goal is to overcome the dozens of obstacles & bureaucratic hurdles that make life so difficult for people in their hour of need.”



Forty ZAKA rescue and recovery organization volunteers assisted thousands of Johannesburg residents after severe storms ripped through homes in different parts of the city between December 31 and January 2.

ZAKA volunteers in Johannesburg help with clean-up and relief efforts following severe storms that displaced thousands and left two people dead and over 50 people injured. – Photo: Zaka/Facebook page

The team took part in relief and clean-up efforts together with city officials and several other NGOs. Continue Reading »

“Operation Good Neighbor”: IDF’s effort to provide humanitarian aid to the Syrians

A Thanksgiving Story

IDF’s “Operation Good Neighbor,” first revealed this past July, was initiated as an ad-hoc solution to treat Syrians who came to Israel’s border fence seeking immediate medical attention from IDF soldiers, then expanded into an organized governmental mission in June 2016, as Syria’s humanitarian needs grew.

By IDF Spokesperson’s Unit


Over four years ago, an injured Syrian came to the border asking for medical help from the IDF. Back then, there was no policy,  just a commander’s on-the-spot decision to provide care to an injured civilian. Since then, the aid has continued on a near daily basis. Continue Reading »

Operation “Good Neighbor” – Israel supplies humanitarian aid to 200k Syrians in Golan Heights

While it’s no secret over 3,000 wounded Syrians, including hundreds of children, have been treated in Israeli hospitals, just a few are aware of Operation ‘Good Neighbor’ with the IDF distributing baby food, medicine, generators, school supplies to 200,000 civilians on Israel’s north-east border, in the Syrian Golan Heights.

By Adi Hashmonai


Four and a half years after Israel first gave aid to Syrians injured in the civil war ravaging the country, Ziv Medical Center in Safed Director Dr. Salman Zarka says the move is “a clear message to the world that Israelis are humane, extending a helping hand and successfully saving our enemies’ lives too.”

Israel’s construction & engineering delegation continues search effort in Mexico

Israeli engineers are surveying buildings in the Mexican capital to determine whether they are safe, while others in the delegation continue searching through the rubble, still hoping to find survivors.

By Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner


The IDF delegation to Mexico City on Saturday continued searching through the wreckage caused by the deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country earlier this week, though at this point the chances of finding survivors are said to be very small.Because of the bleak assessments, the Israeli delegation—after consultations with the Mexican, American and Japanese rescue teams also operating in the city—gave up its surgical search methods over the last two days in favor of more massive, large-scale efforts. Continue Reading »

IDF construction & engineering unit arrives in Mexico for search & rescue

Israel’s Home Front Command delegation from the IDF that arrived in Mexico specializes in construction & engineering, that includes 71 professionally equipped soldiers & officers to assist in the logistical efforts of the locals, from their coordinated search teams, to successful rescues.
– ‘We’ll stay as long as it takes,’ said the IDF delegation’s commander.

By Itamar Eichner and Yoav Zitun


The IDF has dispatched a rescue unit to Mexico City Thursday to assist in logistical efforts in some of the 38 buildings to completely buckle in the Mexican capital after the earthquake that hit it Tuesday.

The earthquake—registering 7.1 on the Richter scale—caused 250 fatalities and injuries to more than 2,000 people. Continue Reading »

Israel sends $1 million in emergency aid to Hurricane Harvey victims

Working alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington began sending aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.

By i24NEWS


The US embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday packed up a truck with several tons of supplies and donations to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

The Times of Israel reports that staff from the embassy worked alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm.

With volunteers from Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington sends aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Two Israeli humanitarian aid organizations send teams to assist flood-battered Texas

Two of Israel’s humanitarian aid organizations IsraAID, and iAID, dispatched teams with relief aid and equipment to assist in cleaning damaged homes, clear debris and offer psychological support to the victims of Harvey’s devastation.

By Nicky Blackburn


Two teams of Israeli aid experts are on their way to Texas to provide vital relief and psychosocial support to the thousands of people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Tropical Storm Harvey.

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise. – U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West

The storm, which first hit Texas on Sunday and continues to plague the beleaguered state with pounding rain, has left nine dead, and tens of thousands of people homeless as flood waters have poured through city streets in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States. Continue Reading »

Israel among first to dispatch humanitarian aid to Sierra Leone

As soon as massive mudslide outside Freetown reportedly killed more than 400 people, Israel’s PM Netanyahu instructs Foreign Ministry “to extend assistance immediately and in every way possible.”
• 10,000 meals already sent, with clean water, medicines, blankets, etc.

By Eli Leon, Shlomo Cesana, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


Israel on Tuesday sent humanitarian aid to the West African country of Sierra Leone after a deadly mudslide struck areas outside the capital, Freetown.

Authorities said more than 400 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday after heavy rains triggered a massive mudslide. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing, and said the death toll was certain to rise. Continue Reading »

Israel admits to sending tons of food, clothing, fuel and aid to Syrian refugees

The IDF revealed that it has been providing humanitarian aid, including half a million liters of diesel fuel and dozens of generators to about 200,000 Syrian citizens living in 80 villages and towns in the Syrian Golan Heights that is controlled by ‘friendly’ rebel groups, not affiliated with ISIS.

By Yoav Zitun & AFP


The IDF revealed Wednesday the scope of humanitarian aid that it helps provide the victims of the civil war in Syria. These efforts included transporting about half a million liters of diesel fuel, 360 tons of food, 77 tons of clothing and shoes, as well as dozens of generators and water delivery systems. Continue Reading »

Israelis send medicines & emergency medical supplies to Syrian children


Just Beyond Our Border’s members came together on social media, people from all over Israel, including religious settlers from the West Bank, and they just raised over NIS 2 million in crowd funding campaigns to buy medical supplies for children suffering in Syria’s civil war.

By Assaf Kamar


There is excitement in the air as members of the Just Beyond Our Border group box hundreds of different types of medicine and medical equipment for children affected by the civil war in Syria.

One of the activists, Yotvat Fireaizen Weil, is putting stickers with the group’s logo on the boxes, their name appearing in Hebrew, English and Arabic. Continue Reading »

Pro-Arab Israelis to meet ‘Flotilla of Women’ in Med to suggest sailing to Syria with aid


A group of sailors from southern Israel are planning their own flotilla to meet the pro-Hamas flotilla of women as it arrives, “If they want to talk about humanitarianism, they should sail to Syria and not Gaza. Gaza is not lacking for anything.”

By Hezki Baruch


A group of sailors from the South, including some who had been expelled from Gush Katif, are planning a flotilla in reaction to the “Women’s Flotilla” of left-wing activists to depart this week from Barcelona, Spain for Gaza.

The pro-Arab flotilla includes two boats on which hundreds of kilograms of humanitarian aid are packed. Continue Reading »