Israel has for the past year treated hundreds of Syrians and sent hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid in a new project dubbed “Operation Good Neighbor,”  the IDF disclosed on Wednesday.
“This project has a significant impact on Israel’s security,” Brig.-Gen. Yaniv Ashur said during a briefing with journalists close to the border, adding that “we have learned from the Americans who lost the Iraqi population. We realized that we could do more for the population near our border than what we were doing at the time.”
While Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting taking place across its northern border,  the IDF has begun working with international organizations and donors to transfer aid to over 200,000 Syrians living in villages close to the Israeli border.
According to Ashur, the IDF is in contact with the Syrians across the border in order to determine what exact aid is needed …