A new video released by Syrian rebel forces shows IDF troops unloading humanitarian equipment and giving it to the rebels. This has been done for over a year now as part of an IDF policy.

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A rebel group in Syria released a video on Saturday showing Israeli forces bringing humanitarian aid for residents of the Syrian Golan Heights.

The video shows a van arriving at a meeting point along the border, from which the forces then unload the equipment.

Israel has also been treating wounded Syrians for over a year now, as part of an IDF policy named “good neighborship.” Apart from medical treatment, the Syrian patients also receive food, clothing, medicine and more.

An IDF officer holding a Syrian baby

An IDF officer holding a Syrian baby Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News

There are 80 Syrian villages on the other side of the fence, whose 200,000 residents suffer daily from the ongoing battles between the rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s army. Israel assists these residents while making sure not to intervene in the war.

“Our main mission is to protect the Israeli towns along the border, but at the same time we provide humanitarian aid to innocent civilians,” says Lt. Col. Shaul Yisraeli, the commander of the IDF’s Battalion 77.

“Our troops come across wounded children, mothers who carry their wounded babies in their arms,” he continued. “It’s a real privilege to be able to treat them, even if it means risking ourselves.”