Responding to the suffering of Syrians on its border, Israel sent a massive humanitarian package to those fleeing Assad.
By: United with Israel Staff
The IDF’s 210th Division on Friday night provided life-saving medical treatment to six Syrians, including four children, and then brought them into Israel for further medical treatment.
According to Syrian reports, the children’s families were killed by the bombings in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported over the weekend that explosions were heard in the central sector of Al-Quneitra, adjacent to Israel’s border, caused by shelling by regime forces, which targeted areas in Nab’ al-Sakhr and Al-Tayhat, resulting in several wounded.
This risky operation was part of a unique and complex medical operation run by the IDF on its border with Syria to provide essential aid to refugees of the Syrian civil war and victims of Bashar al-Aassad’s renewed attack on the south.
During the special operation, humanitarian aid was transferred to Syrians fleeing hostilities who are living in tent camps throughout the Syrian Golan Heights.
As part of the operation, which took place over several hours, 300 tents were transferred along with 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, three pallets of medical equipment and medicine, and 30 tons of clothing and footwear.
Thousands of Syrian civilians fleeing the hostilities are living under poor conditions in these camps near the Israeli border, often lacking access to water, electricity, food, and other basic necessities, the IDF noted.
“The IDF is closely monitoring the events transpiring in southern Syrian and is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios, including additional humanitarian aid distribution to Syrians fleeing hostilities,” the military stated.
‘Israel is Dedicated to Helping its Syrian Neighbors’
Since the Syrian conflict began, there has been a significant shortage of medical infrastructure, doctors, and medical supplies. Responding to the lack of proper medical resources in Syria, the IDF has provided life-saving humanitarian aid while maintaining a non-intervention policy in the conflict.
Since 2013, over 3,500 civilians who were injured in Syria have received medical treatment in Israel.
In addition, since 2016, as part of Operation Good Neighbor, over 1,300 Syrian children suffering from various illnesses and ailments have received one-day treatment in Israel’s specialty clinics.
The Mazor Ladach field clinic, established by the IDF and international aid organizations in the southern Golan Heights, has provided medical treatment to approximately 6,000 Syrian civilians suffering from various conditions since its opening in August 2017.
During Operation Good Neighbor, 1,524 tons of food, 947,520 liters of fuel, 7,933 diaper packages, 54 tons of baby food, 24,900 boxes of medicine and medical equipment, 775 medical equipment units, 250 tons of clothing, 13,920 hygienic products, and 300 tents have been provided to Syrians since June 2016.
“Israel is dedicated to helping its Syrian neighbors and will continue to provide them with equipment, medical aid, and other services,” the IDF concluded.
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