Supported by Russian airpower, Syrian regime forces last week launched an offensive to retake rebel-held areas in the southern province of Daraa. In response, some 120,000 Syrians fled the southwestern part of Syria. Roughly half of those refugees are said to be making their way towards the Golan Heights, while the remaining 60,000 have clustered along the Jordanian border. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have said that they delivered 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, three pallets of medical equipment and medicine, and 30 tons of clothing to Syrian refugees on Thursday night. Israel allowed six Syrians, including four children, to cross into Israel for emergency medical treatment.
The tour will focus on the developments along the Israeli Syrian border.
The tour will include
- Briefing by the IDF (TBC) at a strategic lookout in Kibbutz Alonei Habashan
- Visit to the Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya to meet with doctors and possibility of meeting with Syrians wounded
- Meeting with Lt. Col. (res.) Marco Moreno, the architect of the Israeli Army’s assistance to the Syrians, Operation Good Neighbor.