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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 »

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 »

“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 »