- February 21, 2018
Despite mounting tensions between Israel and Syria in the wake of last weekend's border incidents, the IDF continued this week to provide medical care to seven Syrians who fled the fighting in the war-torn country.
Over the past five years, Israel has opened its gates to 4,071 Syrians who sought help from the country they were taught to hate.
It began five years ago, when several Syrians arrived at the Israel-Syria border and asked for medical assistance from the Golani troops who were stationed there at the time. Then-GOC Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, made the unprecedented decision to permit their entry.
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