This footage from “Operation Good Neighbor” shows what the IDF is all about. Established to defend its country and citizenry, for several years it has striven to aid refugees. In this case, they are Syrian, and their country is one with which Israel is still officially at war.
“It is in the interest of the European Union to stop considering the Golan Heights as an ‘occupied territory’ and to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over this territory,” said Fulvio Martuscello, Italian MEP who chairs the European Parliament delegation for relations with Israel.
Hundreds of locals recently gathering at the Syria-Israel border denounced Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin, while asking for IDF protection against possible reprisals.
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot toured the Syrian border Wednesday, to asses the current status in southern Syria and the developing situation of refugees amassing along Israel’s border.
As fighting intensifies yet again in Syria – where Assad-backed forces have been pushing back rebel fighters – thousands of internally displaced refugees have escaped toward the Israel-Syria border; where the IDF has provided tons of supplies for those desperately in need.
Hananya Naftali describes how the developing humanitarian crisis in southern Syrian is showing the Syrian people that Israel, previously their sworn enemy, is actually a friend they can trust more than their own government.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared a “major victory” over forces “supported by the United States and Israel” amid unconfirmed ceasefire reports in southern Syria between rebel groups and forces loyal to the Syrian government.