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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Israeli Organization Provides Vital Food And Aid To Syrian Refugees

"Thus hath the LORD of hosts spoken, saying: Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother;" (Zechariah 7:9)
A covert Israeli NGO has been providing aid, food and medical care to refugees of war-torn Syria.

An Israeli non-profit organization that has been, for over a decade, providing food and support to victims of natural disasters and human conflict where the regime prevents the entry of conventional international humanitarian organizations, have not overlooked the refugees of war-torn Syria.
According to the Jerusalem Post, despite Israeli fears of attacks from their reeling neighbors to the North, 70 tons of sanitation items, 670 tons of food, 120 tons of basic home items and 20 tons of medication are just a sample of the aid one Israeli NGO has delivered to Syrian refugees amid the current crisis.
The organization has requested to remain nameless in public due to the covert nature of their operations.
“Nobody asks permission to kill. We do not ask permission to save lives,” the founder of the organization, who will be referred to as Yael, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
“We don’t care about political agendas,” she added. “We don’t work for anybody, just for our conscience.”
The NGO, Yael explained, is made up of some 1,200 Israelis who “love their homeland and have all completed military service.”
The volunteers, who come from a variety of professional backgrounds, contribute to the operations in four fields: medical, post-trauma care, mass feeding and rescue.
“We don’t come to replace the State of Israel,” she said. “The State of Israel is helping significantly in places where it can. We want to focus on countries that do not receive the official Israeli help. What we do is assistance from citizen to citizen.”
The organization has been working in conjunction with secular Syrian organizations to ensure that they deliver their aid to specific places according to an agreed-on distribution map. “We started operating about three weeks following the start of the crisis, even though back then we didn’t know the extent of the catastrophe yet,” Yael told the Post.
In addition to the food and essentials provided by the Israelis NGO, they have afforded post-trauma care for women and children as well as trained teenage boys to use digital cameras and satellite transmitters to “take shots that the media will want to see,” while teaching them to remain untraceable and out of danger.
“We believe that if the US strike takes place, Assad will use more chemical weapons,” Yael said. “We are currently fund-raising to purchase some 3,000 special protection kits for Syrian medical teams who work in field hospitals and clinics in 14 different towns in Syria.”
The organization has had to overcome many obstacles in order to provide the necessary care. “The Muslim Brotherhood there has been distributing aid at mosques, but there are some people who for certain reasons are not permitted to enter a mosque,” Yael explained. “The problem is that the Muslim Brotherhood is fighting anybody who tries to distribute aid in other ways. Some of the members of those Syrian democratic groups that we are in touch with got kidnapped and beat up for that.”
Yael added that according to her sources on the ground, the Assad regime has been cutting supplies of water in regions affected by the use of chemical weapons. Water is essential for people in those areas in order to rinse their bodies from the chemicals, she said.
Since it was founded, the organization has carried out undercover humanitarian activities in dozens of countries including Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Iraq.
“It’s really hard to get funds,” Yael said. “You can’t fundraise without people knowing exactly what you’re doing. It’s a challenge to get funders, Jewish funders, who are interested in Syria, agree to give up credit and remain anonymous, and who are not scared to give us money knowing that something may happen to us.”
Fear is an undeniable part of the experience for all of the volunteers, Yael said.
“We are all parents, we all have families and we all understand the consequences if we ever get in trouble,” she told the Post. “There is no smart way to deal with fear. But the choice to do this, to feel that you are in the right place at the right time and that you are helping make a significant change, is so rewarding.
“I think that for most of my volunteers, what they fear more than death is indifference,” she said.
“The belief that indifference kills is stronger than any fear.”


The greater part of Syrian refugees are Christians, then Israel is helping the Persecuted Christians in Syria. God blesses Israel (we must help Israel too) and the "christian" anti-semitic may reflect whether they are on the right way. We also help the Persecuted Church!


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