Israel’s Defense Minister said while inaugurating a monument in honor of Southern Lebanese Army (SLA) soldiers, “as an Israeli, as a Jew and as a human being, my heart aches seeing the images of people going hungry on the streets of Lebanon.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz has offered to send humanitarian aid to Lebanon through UNIFIL force to contend with the spiraling crisis the country is facing.
Israel prepares convoy of trucks with humanitarian aid for delivery. May 15 2018 – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Lebanon is facing an unprecedented financial crisis. Food and medicine are scarce, there are long lines for fuel, the local currency has lost more than 90% of its value in less than two years, and unemployment is skyrocketing. Continue Reading »
Staying in character to “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” the Palestinian leadership rejected the 16 tons of coronavirus medical aid shipment from the UAE to the Palestinians in Gaza & the PA, just because it arrived at Israel’s airport.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) declined a shipment of medical supplies sent by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, Palestinian news agency Maan reported Thursday.
An unmarked Ithihad Airways plane from Abu Dhabi lands at at Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport with humanitarian aid for the Palestinians. 19 May 2020 – Photo: Israel Airports Authority Spokesman
The PA rejected the shipment, which included 16 tons of medical aid for coping with the coronavirus, just as it arrived at Israel’s airport on Tuesday, according to the report as cited by the Andalou Agency. Continue Reading »
In the first rice donation from a foreign diplomatic agency in Vietnam to those affected by the pandemic, the Israeli Embassy donates 3 kgs (almost 7 pounds) of rice to each person who lost their job due to the coronavirus outbreak, enough to feed their families for a week.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israeli Embassy in Vietnam has donated one ton of rice to the needy in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.
Nadav Ashkar, the Israeli ambassador handing out food. – Photo: Israeli Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
Hundreds of needy, most of whom have lost their sources of income due to the coronavirus epidemic, have received three kilograms (almost seven pounds) of rice, enabling them to feed their families for a week. Continue Reading »
In response to the United Nations World Health Organization’s appeal to Israel for help in Samoa, Israeli’s Foreign Ministry asked the Sheba Medical Center to send a delegation of medical experts.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
A medical team from Israel is on its way to the Pacific island nation of Samoa to assist overwhelmed healthcare workers trying to contain a serious measles epidemic and treat those already infected.
Measles vaccines are now mandatory in Samoa. – Screenshot
A reported 70 people – mostly children — are reported dead from the outbreak, which has affected more than 4,800 citizens in the country of 200,000 since October. Continue Reading »
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.
A second aid delegation is expected to depart for Indonesia later this month and will consist primarily of trauma specialists. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »