Israel ready to send humanitarian aid as clashes go on in Syria
The Israeli foreign minister said Sunday that Tel Aviv would be ready to provide humanitarian assistance to Syria as part of international assistance operation. "In Israel, we believe it is essential to end this violence and we are ready to provide necessary humanitarian assistance," Avigdor Lieberman told the Israeli Army Radio, calling the crackdown in Syria "more terrible than the worst of Hollywood horror movie. "
The Israeli foreign minister said, however, that Tel Aviv would not provide assistance independently. Israel has long remained quiet on the Syrian issue, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week suggested that "the criminal massacres against innocent civilians in Syria" must end.
Meanwhile, after the regime forces took control on Baba Amr, Homs, violence continues in other towns, including Rastan, Hama, Deraa, Idleb and Deir Ezzor.
Opposition sources claim firefights took place in Rastan (20 km north of Homs) Sunday. They added the regime forces plan an offensive against al-Qusayr (15 km southwest of Homs ). These two towns have become a shelter for people, who escaped Homs.
For its part, the Syrian state agency SANA reported about clashes Saturday between soldiers and insurgents in the neighborhood Masha 'in Hama.