Israel Seeking Ways to Help Syrians Fleeing Aleppo

netanyahuJERUSALEM, Israel – Israel is looking for ways to help wounded Syrian women and children, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

“We see the tragedy, the terrible suffering of civilians,” Netanyahu said.

Speaking to the Foreign Press corps during an annual New Year’s party hosted by the Government Press Office (GPO), Netanyahu said he wants to bring the wounded to Israeli hospitals.

“I’ve asked the Foreign Ministry to seek ways to extend our medical assistance to the civilian casualties of the Syrian tragedy, specifically in Aleppo, where we’re prepared to take in wounded women and children and also men if they’re not combatants,” Netanyahu said.

Syria and Israel have no diplomatic ties. For years, Syria bombarded Israeli civilians living around the Sea of Galilee until Israel took over the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War…. [read more]


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