Skip to comments.Israel offers aid to Turkey following quake
Posted on 10/23/2011 5:08:43 PM PDT by SJackson
IDF standing by to send assistance after 7.2-quake hits Turkey's southeast; Turkish President Abdullah Gul tells Peres he hopes local rescue forces can handle situation
Israel is preparing to send aid to Turkey in the wake of a powerful earthquake that hit the east of the country. The Foreign Ministry said that the scope of the assistance depends on Ankara's willingness to accept it.
According to reports, up to 1,000 could be dead due to the 7.2-magnitue quake that struck the Van province Sunday. Turkey's deputy prime minister said that around 45 buildings have collapsed in the town of Ercis and the city of Van. Ercis sits on a geological fault line.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has asked the head of the Political-Military Affairs Division at the ministry, Amos Gilad, to offer Turkey "all the help that it needs."
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Before getting too excited, remember the US turned down Israeli aid after 9/11 and Katrina.
Yes Israel but send it by way of flotilla convoys just to lighten up the mood somewhat.
That’s mighty white of them.
I know...I know....
Glad I read far enough to see someone had brought up flotillas with aide to Turkey.
Now is this the same country who wanted to put warships in Israeli territorial waters to protect terrorists in the next flotilla?
"If thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat: if he thirst, give him water to drink:
"For thou shalt heap hot coals upon his head, and the Lord will reward thee." (Proverbs 25:21-22)
Turkish President Abdullah Gul tells Peres he hopes local rescue forces can handle situation...I'm sure the local victims hope so too.
According to reports, up to 1,000 could be dead due to the 7.2-magnitue quake that struck the Van province Sunday. Turkey's deputy prime minister said that around 45 buildings have collapsed in the town of Ercis and the city of Van. Ercis sits on a geological fault line.Thanks SJackson.
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The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid
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