Tag Archive for Syrian refugees

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.” Continue Reading »

As Assad retakes Golan Heights, IDF closes Field Clinic for internal refugees

IDF closes it’s Golan Heights medical field clinic, the Mazor Ladach, that had provided treatment to some 6,800 displaced and deprived Syrians that had no access to medical help or medicines in their war-torn country.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

A field clinic built by the IDF and providing care to injured Syrians has been closed, the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit announced on Friday.

The Mazor Ladach (whose name translates into Bandaging Those In Need) was a field clinic opened in August 2017 and located in an unused military post in the southern Golan Heights on the Syrian border.

IDF medics provide urgent medical assistance to Syria refugees, June 30, 2018.

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40 ill Syrian mothers & children enter Israel for medical treatment

Unlike ‘Operation Good Neighbor’ where injured Syrians have been treated in Israel, the IDF begins ‘Operation Doctor’s Appointment’ with more than 40 sick mothers & children with chronic health problems cross the Golan Heights in pre-dawn hours for a day’s treatment in an Israeli hospital.
– Syrian patient, ‘We were afraid in the beginning to come because we regarded Israelis as Zionists and enemies. It’s the opposite.’

Reuters

 

Keeping a doctor’s appointment in Israel, Syrian children and their mothers stepped across a tense Golan Heights border in the dead of night under the watchful gaze of Israeli soldiers.

The patients, Israeli medical officials said, were not the walking wounded of the seven-year-old Syrian civil war but children with chronic health problems coming across the frontier for a day’s treatment in a hospital in northern Israel. 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 »

Syrian Refugees Seeking Safety By Migrating to Israel’s Border

No longer believing that the Israelis are the bloodthirsty and merciless enemy, fleeing Syrian civilians are escaping the regime’s latest bombardments by seeking a safe-haven along side Israel’s Golan Heights.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Syrian civilians fleeing a fresh military offensive by their own government and its Russian allies have begun massing on the border of Israel’s Golan Heights.

They say that being as close as possible to Israeli forces is the safest place to be, presumably because Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and Russia are wary of drawing Israel further into the country’s bloody civil war.

The Assad regime is feeling confident of late after managing to regain control over most of Damascus and its suburbs, with the help of the Russians. Continue Reading »

Syrian refugee baby born in Cyprus flown to Israel for successful heart surgery

Israeli surgeons successfully operate on a 3 days-old Syrian baby boy, suffering from a serious congenital heart defect.
• Baby and his Syrian refugee father were air-lifted in after Cypriot Health Ministry requested Israel’s help.

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or

 

Doctors in central Israel performed a successful operation on Sunday on a Syrian baby who had been flown to Israel from Cyprus three weeks ago for urgent medical treatment.

The baby is recovering and is said to be in stable condition.

The baby in a special incubator on his flight to Israel in late December – Both Photos: Aviation Bridge (<— Visit website)

The baby was only three days old when he arrived in Israel to undergo a procedure to correct a serious congenital heart defect. 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 »

US envoy Jason Greenblatt: World should know Israel treats thousands of wounded Syrians

In a US Embassy statement, about 3,500 Syrian injured have sought and received treated in Israeli hospitals, including over 1,000 at Ziv Medical Center in Israel’s Galilee.

By HERB KEINON

 

The world should hear about Israel’s quality treatment of Syrian patients in its hospitals, US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt said on Tuesday after visiting Ziv Medical Center in Safed.

Map to the Ziv Medical Center, Safed, Israel – Google Maps

“These are the stories of Israel the world needs to hear, and stories like this show how peace in the region can be possible,” Greenblatt said after visiting the hospital, which has taken care of hundreds of Syrians wounded in their country’s civil war. 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 »

Syrian patient at Ziv Medical Center: ‘Israel is not the enemy. Bashar is the enemy.’

 

After 5 years of Syrian regime bombing of its own people, Syrian refugees treated by the IDF or in Israeli hospitals learn quickly that their Jewish neighbor is not their real foe.
– A Syrian patient treated in Safed says, ‘The future of Syria has no Bashar Assad…Israel is not the enemy. Bashar is the enemy.’

By The Associated Press

 

Seven wounded Syrians—two children, four women and a man—waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross into enemy territory. Under the faint moonlight, Israeli military medical corps quickly whisked the patients across the hostile frontier into armored ambulances headed to hospitals for intensive care. Continue Reading »

IDF Radio reports: Aleppo family claiming to be Jewish asks Israel to extricate them

 

Jewish Agency spokesperson: “We are looking into the matter in order to determine whether the information can be verified and will act accordingly.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF, TAMARA ZIEVE

 

A family from Syria’s war-torn Aleppo is appealing to the state of Israel for refuge, citing their Jewish heritage, Amy Radio reported Sunday.

Courtyard of Aleppo’s Central Synagogue – Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Govorkov

“There is nobody who can help us to get out of this place,” said 30-year-old Aleppo resident Razan (real name withheld) in an audio recording aired on the radio station. “We are asking that the Israeli government does not abandon us, but helps us get out of here to another country. Continue Reading »

Israel Hospitals threaten to end Syrian refugee treatment over lack of gov’t funding

 

Although the gov’t has partially paid, Israel’s Health Minister has ordered hospitals to stop treating Syrian refugees [if not life-threatening] starting next week, if Jerusalem doesn’t allocate funds to allay the financial burden.

By Rotem Elizera

 

Hospitals are warning that they will cease to admit wounded Syrian refugees for treatment starting next week, if the government does not help to provide assistance to allay the financial costs involved.

Director of the Government’s Medical Centers Division Dr. Orly Weinstein said in a letter sent Sunday to PMO Deputy Director Ehud Prawer that “as we know, public medical centers up north have been admitting Syrian refugees transferred by the defense establishment for the past four years now. Continue Reading »

Israelis launch undercover mission into Syria: Supplying winter coats to suffering civilians

 

Israeli Jewish, Druze, & Arab youth groups and aid organizations are covertly sending truck loads of winter supplies to anguishing Syrian civilians.

Israel Today Staff

 

The harsh winter has been made all the more unbearable for millions of Syrians as a devastating civil war enters its seventh year.

Across the border, Israel is doing all it can without getting too mired in a neighboring state that still officially considers the Jewish state its sworn enemy.

Bags of donated winter gear to be sent to Syrian refugees from Israeli citizens Photo- Youth Federation for Working and Studying

Enemies or not, a growing number of Israelis are determined to engage in private aid missions to augment the medical care being provided by the government and the Israeli army to those Syrians who can reach the border. Continue Reading »