MembersIsrael Is Caring for Syrian Children

As the world stands by and watches the bloodshed in Syria, a group of private citizens are bringing busloads of Syrian children to Israel for medical treatment.

By David Lazarus |
UNDER COVER Israel is quietly assisting Syrian refugees away from the public eye Photo:

Since mid-August of last year, children have been coming from the Qunietra region just over the border with Israel on the Golan Heights, where they are being cared for in hospitals in Safed and Nahariya.


The group, called Amaliah, coordinates with the Israeli army and officials in the Syrian territory to allow wounded children to be bused across the border into Israel for treatment. Approximately 2,500 wounded Syrians have received assistance since the Israeli government agreed to allow them in for medical care.


“These children haven’t even seen a hospital in five years. It’s horrible,” says Moti Kahana, an Israeli businessman and leader of Amaliah. “We have organized an attempt to save children’s lives.”


After hours, or sometimes days of treatment, the children, some accompanied by their parents and others whose parents are dead, board the...

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