Israel has been aiding Syrians along its border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon revealed this past week.

The Israeli Defense Forces has been giving food, water and baby food to besieged Syrian refugees for months, Ya’alon said Tuesday during a visit to the Israel-Syria border.

The tour came just a day after the area saw a mortar shell attack and gunfire on Israeli troops.

“In light of the fact that the villages here are besieged and have no access to other places, we are assisting them for humanitarian reasons,” Ya’alon said.

The supplies are transferred to Syrian areas through the UN’s Disengagement Observer Force, though often Israeli soldiers themselves bring the items into the villages, according to Haaaretz.

Medical teams from the IDF have also been providing treatment to injured Syrians along the border, who have been affected by the nearly three-year long conflict.

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