Tag Archive for humanitarian aid

Israeli aid team arrive in Indonesia following devastating earthquake & tsunami

Israel’s first team of emergency responders from Rescuers Without Borders includes doctors, paramedics and emergency aid specialists.
• A 2nd aid delegation consisting primarily of trauma specialists will head to Indonesia later on.

By Ariel Kahana, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

An Israeli aid team has been working in Indonesia in recent days to help the country and its people cope with the aftermath of a devastating tsunami last weekend, triggered by an earthquake at sea.

The Israeli volunteers are members of the organization Rescuers Without Borders, and include doctors, paramedics and other emergency aid specialists.

Members of the Israeli aid team from Rescuers Without Borders – Photo: Rescuers Without Borders

A second aid delegation is expected to depart for Indonesia later this month and will consist primarily of trauma specialists. Continue Reading »

IDF concludes years of humanitarian operations in Syria

With the Assad regime regaining control over the country, the IDF is ending its ‘Operation Good Neighbor’ after years of secretly supplying humanitarian aid, including food & medical supplies to untold thousands of Syrian civilians wounded during the 7 yr-old Syrian civil war.
–  IDF Spokesperson’s Office: ‘This was another expression of the values that guide the IDF’s actions’.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The IDF announced on Thursday evening that is putting an end to its years-long operation that provided humanitarian aid to thousands of Syrian civilians who fell victim to the civil war that has ravaged the country since 2011. Continue Reading »

Trump strips $200m in aid to the Palestinian Authority

Failing a review directed by President Trump “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer,” the State Department cut  $200+ million in aid to the Palestinians.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — The State Department has cut more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority “at the direction of the president,” the administration announced on Friday.

Mahmoud Abbas ultimately rejected President Trump’s message to the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. – Screenshot: White House:IsraelandStuff.

The aid cut is the result of a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority ” to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests and provide value to the US taxpayer,” said a State Department spokesman. Continue Reading »

Israel sends humanitarian aid to flood victims in Indian state of Kerala

With over 350 killed and 800,000 left homeless in the worst flooding the Indian state of Kerala has seen in over a century, Israel sends food & clothing with IsraAid suppling clean water & counseling for the victims.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel has sent humanitarian aid to victims of the monsoon floods in the Indian state of Kerala. At least 350 people were killed and more than 800,000 were left homeless by the disaster.

Israeli Consul in Bangalore Dana Koresh and the consulate staff delivered the first truck of humanitarian aid Tuesday to the residents of Kerala.

Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India, based in Bangalore & Ariel Seidman deliver humanitarian aid in India – Photo: Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Water, food and clothing were delivered in accordance with requests by local authorities. Continue Reading »

Israeli shoe manufacturer sends 2,000 sandals to Syrian refugees

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.”

Assorted Teva Naot sandles – Photo: tevanaot.co.il website

The estimated cost of the donation was NIS 250,000 ($67,000). Continue Reading »

Syrian praises Israel’s “noble stance” for rendering aid to suffering refugees

Amid the fierce fighting around the city of Daraa, that has forced the exodus of thousands of forlorn Syrian escapees, one refugee was openly praising Israel’s “noble stance” for the succor it was providing the suffering homeless, after Jordan closed its borders.

By Daniel Salami

 

A Syrian refugee who recently fled the southwestern city of Daraa in Syria—along with tens of thousands of others—amid the fierce fighting in the area that has precipitated the flight of some 160,000 Syrians to the Israeli and Jordanian borders, has praised Israel’s “noble stance” for the succor it has offered to the suffering refugees. Continue Reading »

IDF renders life-saving treatment to 6 Syrians before transport to Israeli hospitals

Four Syrian children, 2 adults were given initial life-saving treatment by IDF soldiers in the field before being transferred to a hospital.
– IDF repeats: ‘Israel will not open borders to fleeing Syrians but emergency medical assistance and humanitarian aid will continue.’

By ANNA AHRONHEI

 

The IDF transferred six wounded Syrians, including four young children, to Israeli hospitals for treatment on Saturday, just one day after the military announced it would not allow entry to Syrians fleeing the regime offensive yet will continue providing humanitarian aid.

According to the IDF, the injured Syrians were rushed into Israel and were given initial life-saving treatment by IDF soldiers in the field before being transferred to a hospital. Continue Reading »

IDF trucks in tons of humanitarian aid in overnight operation to Syria

Last night Israel quietly delivered 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, 3 pallets of medical equipment & medicines, 30 tons of clothes and 300 tents across its northern border as 120,000 Syrian refugees flee their homes in Syria’s Deraa area, where Assad’s army is bombarding rebels, killing dozens of civilians in the process.
– IDF officer stresses Israel will not allow the Syrians to enter Israel.
– WATCH IDF Video

By Daniel Salami, Yoav Zitun|

 

The IDF sent humanitarian aid to the Syrian Golan Heights on Thursday night after some 120,000 fled the southwestern part of the country in the wake of the Syrian army’s onslaught in the area. Continue Reading »

REVEALED: White House freezes all U.S. aid to Palestinian projects

Pending review, the United States has quietly frozen all American aid for projects designed to boost the Palestinian economy, develop infrastructure, and boost institutional capacity among other goals, until four anti-terrorism conditions are met – unless the Secretary of State certifies an exception.

By Eylon Aslan-Levy

 

The United States has quietly frozen its aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) pending review,i24NEWS has learned. The move comes two months after Congress passed the Taylor Force Act, which aimed to force the PA to terminate its “pay-for-slay” policies of paying stipends to convicted terrorists in Israeli jails and to the families of dead terrorists. Continue Reading »

🇮🇱 Netanyahu: Israel search & rescue teams for Guatemala are ready 🇬🇹

Israeli PM tells Gautemalan president following volcanic eruption, search & rescue, first aid, recovery provision, anything you need, we’re sending it.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to assist Guatemala in rescue and recovery efforts, following a devastating earthquake that killed dozens of people earlier this week.

Israel’s ZAKA Search & Rescue volunteeres arrive in Gautemala and begin coordinating with local officials. – Photo courtesy: ZAKA Search & Rescue NGO/Facebook

On Sunday, the Volcan del Fuego volcano southwest of Guatemala City erupted, killing more than 60 people and burying nearby towns in ash.

The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the volcano and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Continue Reading »

ICRC send ‘War Surgeons’ to deal with Gaza’s June ‘an-Naksah’ riots

The Red Cross will set up a 50-bed surgical unit at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, just in time for the June 5th anniversary of the an-Naksah, or Arab ‘setback’ of the 1967 Six Day War, when even larger riots are expected to culminate at the Hamas built “return camps” located on Gaza’s border with Israel.

By REUTERS

 

GENEVA – The International Committee of the Red Cross is sending two teams of war surgeons to Gaza and setting up a surgical unit in the enclave’s main hospital to treat heavy casualties from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Since protests on the Gaza-Israel border began on March 30, Israeli troops have killed 115 Palestinians and wounded more than 13,000 people, including 3,600 by live ammunition, Robert Mardini, ICRC’s director for the Near and Middle East, said. Continue Reading »

Hamas refuses humanitarian aid donated by Israel

Despite the dire situation of the Gaza health system with all the hospitals full and their lack of medical supplies, Hamas officials on Tuesday have refused to receive the humanitarian aid Israel donated.

By i24NEWS

 

Two trucks containing humanitarian aid to Gaza donated by Israel was refused by Hamas, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday.

A truck of humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza on Tuesday, May 15 2018 – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

“The supplies already entered Gaza. Despite the dire situation of the health system and the lack of medical supplies, Hamas has refused to receive the humanitarian aid and has instructed the local authorities to return them to Israel.”

On Tuesday, six trucks with humanitarian aid packages were sent through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Continue Reading »

Israel approves humanitarian relief measures for Hamas dominated Gaza

Despite official Israeli position that there’s no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the IDF agrees to move forward on a series of measures for the Gaza populace, including additional entry permits for traders and more lenient terms for the fishermen.

By Matan Tzuri

 

Israel has decided on a series of humanitarian measures to improve living conditions in Gaza, despite recently building tensions on the Gaza border in the wake of explosive charge detonations, tunnel destructions and Hamas promising to hold mass protests near the fence in the coming months.

Kerem Shalom checkpoint for humanitarian aid to Gaza – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF has recently decided on the following steps to improve humanitarian conditions in the isolated enclave: traders from the strip will be allowed to enter Israel to participate in business dealings, the amount of fruit and vegetables allowed to be exported from Gaza was increased, entrance permits to younger Palestinians were granted and increased truck traffic was allowed to enter Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Continue Reading »

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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