Good Neighbor – “Embrace the enemy”

December 17, 2020 Free 0
Good neighbor

Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Eyol Dror will enage in a conversation about The Good Neighbor Directorate which was established in the IDF Northern Command’s Bashan Division with the aim of helping some 250,000 Syrian civilians in the Israeli-Syrian border area, who were severely affected by the civil war in Syria.Under his command, the unit carried out more than 700 humanitarian aid operations – evacuated 1,400 sick children and 4,500 injured civilians for medical treatment in the State of Israel. The Good Neighbor Directorate helped set up a field clinic at the border crossing operated by a Christian organization that treated about 8,000 Syrians and helped Syrian doctors build a maternity hospital, in which about 1,000 Syrian babies were born. In addition, they supplied thousands of tons of food, medicine, clothing, and over a million liters of fuel. During the directorate’s last months of activity, they assisted some 50,000 displaced Syrian civilians – who fled the regime’s bombings and coordinated the evacuation of over 400 Syrian civilians, members of the Syrian White Helmets civil defense volunteer organization and their families.This virtual conversation is hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

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