Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Israel school children take up collection for Syrian refugees

Haters gonna hate this for so many reasons.

The Druze, Bedouin, Christian Arab, Muslim Arab, Circassian and Jewish  students of Israel's Amal-Shimshon school  (apartheid FAIL alert) near the Syrian border have gathered hundreds of pounds of warm clothing, sleeping bags and blankets for the refugees of the conflict in Syria.

From Israel 21C
In just a couple of days, 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of gear piled up near the principal’s office. Everything was boxed and transferred by truck through Human Warmth volunteers – after all Hebrew tags were removed, as per the group’s instructions. Greetings in Arabic were tucked into the pockets of donated coats and jackets.
Cohen says that as a result of Israeli press coverage, more donations have since come in and will be sent soon.
This humanitarian gesture to an “enemy people” is only the latest one making news in Israel.
Hospitals in Safed (Tzfat), Tiberias, Nahariya and Haifa have taken in hundreds of Syrian patients transferred from the border by Israeli military vehicles for treatment, at no charge. Ziv Medical Center in Safed, for instance, has delivered Syrian babies and provided care to many war casualties, including an eight-year-old Syrian girl whose leg was severely shattered and needed complex surgeries. She was discharged after two months at the Israeli hospital.
From teacher Eti Cohen  “Our school puts great importance on volunteering for the community,” she says. “All the children contributed — it didn’t matter if they were Jewish or Arab — with a full heart.”

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