July 22, 2018

Israel Evacuates 800 Members of White Helmets Rescue Organization to Jordan

Israel calls move an 'exceptional humanitarian gesture' that was done at the request of the U.S. and its European allies due to 'an immediate threat to Syrian lives'

Israel rescued some 800 members of the humanitarian organization "White Helmets" from Syria overnight Saturday, allowing them across the Syrian-Israeli border and then transporting them to Jordan. The operation was confirmed by both the Israeli army and the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. Read more.

Haaretz

Related,
Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel (video) - BBC
Israel Aids Evacuation of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets’ and Families in Syria - NY Times

Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets in face of Syria advance - Guardian
Additional Syrian rebels begin evacuating area bordering Israel - Times of Israel

Israel evacuates 422 White Helmets & families as Syrian army advances (video) - RT
Four rebel commanders flee to Israel as Syrian Army takes over Quneitra - AMN

Netanyahu: Trump asked me to evacuate White Helmets from Syria (video) - RT
Netanyahu: Trump & Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate White Helmets from Syria (video) - RT

- Years of suffering end as thousands of Syrians evacuated from besieged strongholds (video) - RT

White Helmets evacuation to Israel shows their ‘true nature’: Syria (video) - PressTV
White Helmets fail to acknowledge Israel's part in their rescue from Syria - JPost

Stef Blok heeft een veel groter probleem: de steun aan groepen in Syrië - Geenstijl
Wat u nog moet weten over ‘White Helmets’, gesteund door NL, die nu door Israël worden geëvacueerd - TPO

Evacuatie van bekritiseerde Witte Helmen lijkt 'blijk van waardering' - NOS

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