Israel Can’t Take Syrian Refugees, but is Determined to Clothe and Feed Them
Government says massing Syrian refugees won’t be granted entry, but sends tons of food, clothes and medicine
More than 160,000 Syrian refugees have amassed near Israel's border on the Golan Heights. Despite being told their entire lives that Israelis are bloodthirsty and heartless enemies, they are now seeking shelter in the Jewish state amid a merciless onslaught by their own dictatorial regime and its Russian allies.
Israel, of course, cannot permit an influx of so many refugees, especially from a nation still officially at war with it. But, the Jewish state is determined to do all it can to help these poor souls, including feeding and clothing them to the best of its ability.
Over the weekend, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sent 300 tents, 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, 30 tons of clothes and shoes, and three pallets of medical supplies to the massive refugee camp taking form just over the border.
The Israeli military did grant entry to six Syrians in dire need of emergency medical care. Four of them were newly-orphaned children who were wounded during indiscriminate aerial assaults by their own government.
An IDF statement read:
"In a unique and complex medical operation by the Bashan Division, six moderately to severely injured Syrian were received and treated last Friday night, including four children. According to reports from the Syrian side, the families of the children were killed in bombings during the fighting in Syria, and the children were rushed to Israel to receive treatment."
The children all received emergency first aid by IDF medics. Once stabilized, they were taken to a hospital in northern Israel.
PHOTO: Israelis demonstrating in Jerusalem in 2016 urged the government to grant entry to more Syrian refugees. (Flash90)