(JTA) JERUSALEM (www.jta.org) — Israel supplied humanitarian help to the victims of the earthquake that killed tons of of individuals in Iran and Iraq, however was turned down.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed American Jewish leaders gathered in Los Angeles Tuesday that was motivated to direct the help by images of the devastation brought on by Sunday’s magnitude 7.Three earthquake, which killed at the very least 530 individuals in Iran and a number of other in Iraq.
“I just saw the pictures of the destruction in Iran and Iraq from this week’s earthquake, and I saw these heartbreaking images of men and women and children buried under the rubble,” Netanyahu instructed the annual General Assembly of the North American Jewish federation motion.
“So I am proud to announce tonight that a few hours ago I directed that we offer the Red Cross medical badistance for the Iraqi and Iranian victims of this disaster.”
“I’ve said many times that we have no quarrel with the people of Iran,” he added. “Our quarrel is only with the tyrannical regime that holds them hostage and threatens our destruction. But our humanity is greater than their hatred. Israel continues to be a light unto the nations and this is what I am proud of. And all of you can be proud of Israel’s morals, and Israel’s might.”
According to an official in Netanyahu’s workplace, the supply was instantly rejected. “This shows the true face of the Iranian regime,” the official stated.
According to The Times of Israel, in 2003, Tehran rebuffed an Israeli support supply after an earthquake hit the southeastern Iranian metropolis of Bam in 2003, killing greater than 26,000 individuals. In response two two earthquakes tin the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, which killed greater than 300 individuals and injured some Three,000, Israel didn’t supply help, citing the rejected supply.