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June 29, 2018 1:24 pm

In Overnight Operation, Israeli Military Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Refugees

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IDF troops participating in the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees near the border with Israel in the Golan Heights. Photo: Screenshot.

In an overnight operation on Thursday, the IDF delivered humanitarian aid supplies to Syrian refugees living in tent cities close to the border with Israel in the Golan Heights.

According to the IDF, the shipment included 300 tens, 28 tons of food, three pallets of medical equipment and 30 tons of clothing and footwear.

“Thousands of Syrian civilians fleeing the hostilities are living under poor conditions in these camps near the Israeli border, often lacking access to water, electricity, food, and other basic necessities,” the Israeli military said on Twitter. “The IDF has provided life-saving humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians through Operation ‘Good Neighbor’ for several years, as a good-will gesture, while maintaining a policy of non-intervention in the Syrian conflict.”

“The IDF is closely monitoring the events transpiring in southern Syrian and is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios, including additional humanitarian aid distribution to Syrians fleeing hostilities,” it concluded.

A Reuters report said more than 120,000 people in southwestern Syria have been forced to leave their homes since the Assad regime launched an offensive to recover an area bordering Israel and Jordan from rebels.

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