Thursday, February 16, 2017

Israeli youth send clothes to Syrian refugees

As reported in the Jerusalem Post, the Zionist youth movement HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed and members of the Combat Genocide Association have collected about 3,000 boxes of blankets, sleeping bags, coats, gloves, boots and other winter supplies as part of "Operation Human Warmth." An unnamed aide organization is delivering the goods to impoverished refugees in Syria to help them survive winter cold. The delivery date and method are secret. And that's not the only secret. Any logos or tags featuring Hebrew writing have been removed from more than 100 tons of supplies collected from Israelis, "to protect the recipients.
                                                                                                                             Jerusalem Post
"I thought people would be reluctant to support an effort they would not get credit for," said one leader of the collection effort. "I'm amazed to see how wrong I was. The generosity of people just caring for those who suffer from the cold winter on the other side of the border, in an 'enemy' country, overwhelmed me. The most moving part of the operation for me is to see thousands of Israelis from different religions join forces in a humanistic effort, emphasizing the similarities in the core values of all of us who simply try to make good on this planet, no matter what our backgrounds may be."

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