Iran Turned Down Israeli Aid Offer After Earthquake
At least 530 people were killed and 7,700 more were injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook a mountainous Iranian border town in the West on Sunday, triggering landslides that hindered rescue efforts and left hundreds of houses damaged.
Israel offered aid to the Islamic republic after it was was hit by a powerful earthquake but was turned down, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
Addressing the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) annual General Assembly in Los Angeles via videoconference on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel had offered the aid via the Red Cross.
“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. So I am proud to announce tonight that a few hours ago I directed that we offer the Red Cross medical assistance for the Iraqi and Iranian victims of this disaster,” Netanyahu said, according to the Times of Israel.
As expected, the offer was immediately rejected. “This shows the true face of the Iranian regime,” an official in Netanyahu’s office said.
Iran does not recognise Israel’s right to exist and is committed to destroy it, so the well being of its citizens is of secondary concern.
“Earthquakes in various places” Matthew 24:7 – Just in this month of November 2017, there have been numerous earthquakes of above 6 magnitude; New Guinea PNG 6.5 on 07/11/2017, Izu Islands Japan 6.0 on 09/11/2017, Ascension Islands Region 6.1 on 11/11/2017, Iran/Iraq border 7.3 on 12/11/2017, Costa Rica 6.7 on 13/11/2017.