Israel FM offers aid to Syrian injured

March 2, 2012 - 11:26 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says the country is ready to help treat Syrians injured in the uprising against President Bashar Assad.

A Friday statement from Avigdor Lieberman's office quotes him as saying that Israel is willing to provide wounded Syrians "all humanitarian aid at any minute it is requested."

Lieberman's spokesman Tzachi Moshe says Israel would provide the aid through the United Nations or other international organizations. The aid would be purely humanitarian, and Israel would not get involved in Syria's affairs.

Israel and Syria are enemy states that have fought several wars.

Assad's security forces have killed thousands in an attempt to suppress the year-long uprising.

Lieberman spoke Friday while on an official visit to Bulgaria.