‘Operation Warmth’ Sends Winter Coats to Syria

YERUSHALAYIM -

Refugees in Syria will soon be receiving coats, gloves and boots to help them survive the winter, courtesy of Israeli citizens who have volunteered warm clothing in the latest humanitarian effort for victims of the civil war across the border.

The donation of 100 tons of winter supplies has been organized by the Zionist youth movement HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed and the Combat Genocide Association. The 3,000-box shipment will include not only clothing but also blankets, sleeping bags and other winter supplies, as part of “Operation Human Warmth,” The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday.

Mindful that Israel is still an “enemy state” in Syria, logos or tags in Hebrew were removed from the items, in order “to protect the effort and the recipients,” according to a statement.

Due to security and political considerations, details about the timing and location of the distribution of the winter supplies were not disclosed.

The supplies were collected from Jewish, Arab and Druze neighborhoods across Israel.