This 2024 - Let's Win the Battle of Headlines
update desk

After caring for thousands of wounded Syrians, including kids, IDF closes aid unit

With the return of the Bashar Assad regime to the Golan Heights border, the Israeli military shuts down the “Good Neighbor” campaign after two years of operations.

View of a camp of Syrian refugees near the Syrian-Israeli border, as seen from the Israeli side of the border on July 2, 2018. Photo by Flash90.
View of a camp of Syrian refugees near the Syrian-Israeli border, as seen from the Israeli side of the border on July 2, 2018. Photo by Flash90.

With the Syrian regime again in control of its side of the Golan Heights border, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday that it would shut down its “Good Neighbor” campaign after two years of operations, during which it provided humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians across the border.

The military also shuttered a day clinic it had operated near the border for the past year, which treated some 7,000 Syrian children.

The IDF said the humanitarian aid provided by the directorate to Syrian civilians was “a gesture of goodwill.”

According to the military, its humanitarian operation was “further expression of it values, which include lending a helping hand in times of need to needy civilians, beyond Israel’s borders as well.”

Among other things, the IDF transferred 630 tents, 40 vehicles, 20 generators, some 8,200 diaper packages, around 1,700 tons of food, 26,000 boxes of medical supplies and some 350 tons of clothes.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Israel is at war - Support JNS

JNS is combating the barrage of misinformation with factual reporting. We depend on your support.

Support JNS
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates