Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled from Syria as the Russian-backed forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad have bombarded rebel-held cities in the southwest corner of the country with airstrikes and rocket fire. The U.N. has estimated that nearly 300,000 refugees are fleeing, the majority to Jordan.
- Meanwhile, Israel is preparing for the masses of displaced Syrian refugees. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will extend humanitarian aid to the refugees, but will not allow them entry into the country.
- The Israel Defense Forces so far have provided thousands of tons of food, medical supplies, and tents to the refugees who have encamped just outside the Syrian-Israeli border fence.
- Meanwhile, at the Israel-Gaza Strip border, four Palestinian terrorists earlier this week broke through the security fence there and set fire to an empty IDF post before being fired upon by Israeli soldiers.
- The Fellowship is on the ground in Amman, Jordan, providing medical aid and assistance to more than 8,000 Iraqi Christians who have fled their country because of threats from ISIS and other terror groups.
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