Yesterday, the Kurds; today, the Yazidi; tomorrow, the world!
Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAID has sent four Israelis to northern Iraq to join an international effort to assist Christian and Yazidi refugees fleeing the Islamic State group.
“There was a lot of trauma, we provided aid to many families who had their daughters kidnapped or father or son killed by Islamic State. They didn’t even have time to take a small bag with them; I could see the fear in their eyes,” says Navonel (Voni) Glick, a program director at IsraAID.
The four Israelis stayed for a week and a half at a camp with other representatives of international aid organizations, and, they said, didn’t hide the fact that they were Israeli.
“The Kurdish authorities and the UN supply them with just enough food to sustain themselves, but in order to survive they are going to need blankets and warm clothes. These people escaped with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the sandals on their feet,” he says.
“They are in a complete shock. They told us about the horrible violence they suffered. They said that Islamic State militants attack and take over an area in minutes. The refugees are in a complete shock and cannot believe what has happened to them.”
As John Kerry would observe, it’s just this type of behavior that brings “street anger and agitation” upon the Jews. If they just ignored the victims of Islamist brutality and savagery, like the rest of the Arab world, they might fit in better.
PS: Israeli generosity extends even to the families of terrorists sworn to their destruction, as we also reported yesterday. (Scroll down, you’ll find it.)