In the dead of night, Israel secretly helped Syrian refugees in Syria in a covert IDF operation. This is part of Israel’s overall program called ‘Operation Good Neighbor’. Israel provided the Syrians with life-saving goods and equipment as well as medical treatment for the seriously wounded. Watch the secret operation in action until the end.
Operation Good Neighbor
Operation Good Neighbor is an ongoing Israeli operation to assist the Syrian refugees across the Israeli border. The Syrian refugees have been experiencing a tremendous humanitarian crisis and Israel has been active in trying to help them with supplies and medical treatment throughout the Syrian civil war.
How many countries help the civilians of their enemies? Even though Syria, a vassal state of Iran, is a huge enemy of Israel, Israel has consistently reached out to reach the helpless civilian refugees.
Recently, Israel transferred 300 tents, 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, three pallets of medical equipment and medicine and some 30 tons of clothes and shoes. These goods were transferred to refugee camps in Syria at four different spots on the Israel/Syria border.
These refugee camps house several thousands of Syrians under poor conditions with no access to water, electricity, food or other basic necessities.
In addition to the transfer of goods, Israel also provided life-saving medical treatment to some of the seriously wounded.
After giving them life-saving first-aid treatment across the Syrian border, IDF troops then brought six Syrians to an Israeli hospital for continued treatment. Four of the six were children. According to Syrian reports, the children’s families were killed by the bombings in Syria.
Even though Syria is an enemy state, ever since the Syrian conflict began, Israel has provided life-saving humanitarian aid while maintaining a non-intervention policy in the conflict.
Israel does not stand idly by while it knows it can help in a humanitarian crisis. Since Israel has known about the serious shortage of medical infrastructure, doctors and equipment in Southern Syria, Israel has continuously provided medical services to the Syrian refugees, even bringing them into Israeli hospitals for treatment. All these treatments are being paid by the Israeli taxpayer.
According to the IDF, 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 civilians suffering from various conditions since its opening in August 2017.
Also as part of Operation Good Neighbor, Israel has transferred 1,524 tons of food, 250,308 gallons 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 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.