BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 A.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Canada and the US had requested Israel’s help in evacuating a contingent of White Helmets from Syria, in a statement issued from Jerusalem on Sunday.
“In the last few days, United States President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and several others asked for our help in assisting hundreds of Syrian “White Helmets,” Netanyahu said.
He stated that the White Helmets had found themselves in life-threatening danger.
“I therefore permitted their transfer through Israel to additional countries, as an important humanitarian step,” stated the Israeli prime minister.
Israel helped evacuate some 800 members of the White Helmets and their families from Syria on Saturday, according to media reports citing the IDF.
They were evacuated from areas experiencing heavy fighting. They reportedly entered Jordan and from there will be re-settled in Western countries.
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