Israeli doctors risk their lives for Syrians


Reprinted from Daily Alert, September 9, 2013

Israel’s Secret Doctors – Robert Fulford (National Post-Canada)

  • When Israeli doctors and aid workers go into refugee camps in Jordan, they change clothes so that they can fade into the background. They must be smuggled in and out. They don’t tell others where they’re going and when they go home they usually don’t say where they have been. Israel does nothing, officially, that could make it look like the medical corps of the rebellion.
  • An Israeli organization, iL4Syrians, operates anonymously in Syria, providing food and medical supplies for those who need them. Its web site identifies no directors or staff but carries a defiant slogan: “Nobody asks permission to kill. We do not ask permission to save lives.”
  • They argue that respect for the sanctity of human life expresses Jewish tradition and culture. As they see it, this applies to Israel’s toughest and cruelest enemies as well as anyone else.
  • An Israeli Arabic paper reports: “The Arab countries offer condolences but the best role is provided by the Israelis because they are crossing the border to provide assistance to the refugees, risking their lives without a word of thank you.”
        See also Video – Syrian Refugees: “May God Bless Israel” – Tom Gross
    Israeli doctors have been smuggled into refugee camps in Jordan and elsewhere, where they perform life-saving operations on wounded Syrians. Ordinary Israelis have also taken matters into their own hands, smuggling shampoo, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, sugar, rice, toys for children and other basic items – all donated by the Israeli public and Israeli supermarket chains – into Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and elsewhere. (Israel Channel 10 TV-Mideast Dispatch)
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