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According to a political source, the Assad regime submitted a request for humanitarian aid to all the countries of the region, through the United Nations, when Russia also asked Israel to help the Syrians. Israel is examining the request. In the past, Syria rejected several offers of Israeli aid following natural disasters

Drone footage: rescuers in Turkish cities search for earthquake survivors (Reuters)

Today (Monday), Russia appealed to Israel for aid to Syria, following the earthquake that struck the country.

According to a political source, Israel received the aid request from Syria, which was apparently forwarded through the UN organizations operating in the country. Israel is examining the request. In the past, Syria rejected several offers of Israeli aid following natural disasters.

The aid that Israel was asked to deliver is in the supply of medicine, blankets and tents. In the meantime, no request for medical treatment for the injured has been received. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced earlier that he had directed, at the request of the Turkish government, rescue and rescue teams to the country. "Since a request was also received to do so - for many victims of the noise in Syria, I instructed to do so as well," he announced Prime Minister.

The death toll in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake continues to rise, reaching approximately 1,800 people, 1,000 in Turkey and 800 in Syria, alongside thousands of injured.

The authorities estimate that the number of victims will be much higher, since many are trapped under the ruins of the thousands of buildings.

In the afternoon, another strong earthquake hit Turkey, and it was felt throughout the Middle East, including in Israel.

Searching for those trapped in the rubble in Idlib, Syria (Photo: Reuters)

The first earthquake, which struck Turkey and Syria in the early morning and at the height of winter, had a magnitude of 7.8 and is one of the strongest felt in the region in the last hundred years.

The second earthquake was close to it in strength - 7.7 - but at this stage it is not clear what damage it caused.

The international community, including Israel, said it was ready to offer aid to the disaster areas.

In Syria, most of the victims are in the regime-controlled districts of Hamat, Aleppo and Takia, and the ruler Bashar Assad convened an emergency meeting.

The victims in Syria also include the Prime Minister's sister, Hossein Aranos, and some of her children and grandchildren who were killed in Hamat.

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Netanyahu and Putin (Photo: Reuters)

Many buildings in the area suffer a lot of damage from the civil war that has been raging in the country for nearly 12 years, and they cannot withstand the force of significant earthquakes.

The head of health services in Aleppo, Ziad Haga Taha, said that "all public and private hospitals are on high alert. The wounded are still arriving in waves."

Tremendous destruction was also recorded in the territories controlled by the Syrian opposition in the north of the country, near the border with Turkey, and the rescue teams there reported at least 147 dead.

Ismail al-Abdallah, one of the members of the rescue organization "The White Helmets", told the BBC network that "We need help, we need the international community to do something, to help us, to support us. Northwest Syria is a disaster area. We need help from everyone to save our people".

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Source: walla

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