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Israel Provides Unexpected Aid to Syria
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In June 2016, Israel and Syria established a humanitarian corridor in the Golan Heights called "Operation Good Neighbor." This week, the Israeli military revealed the scope of the project.

 

Because Israel and Syria are at war, Israel has not admitted Syrian refugees, but many Israelis wanted to do something to help. Over the last year, hundreds of sick Syrian children crossed enemy lines for treatment in Israeli medical clinics after which they returned home.

 

Trucks carrying flour, shoes, baby formula, antibiotics, generators, 500,000 liters of fuel, construction material, vehicles and mules went the opposite direction, crossing into Syria. According to Israeli military officials, they work directly with Syrian doctors and village leaders to determine their needs.

 

The Israeli government is paying for medical treatment, and foreign nongovernmental organizations are donating the supplies. At first, many Syrians were hesitant to receive aid from their enemy. Now, many Syrians are seeing Israel in a different light.





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