Ya'alon: Israel has 'moral obligation' to help Philippines in wake of typhoon

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November 15, 2013 10:38

 
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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon spoke with his Filipino counterpart, Voltaire Gazmin, on Friday, saying that it was Israel's "moral obligation" to help the Philippines in the wake of super-typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands of people earlier this week and has left the island nation with a humanitarian crisis.

"Our two nations share a trusting relationship, and in these moments we see it in action," Ya'alon told Gazmin.

"The Israeli people feel the pain of the Filipino people and stand by their sides in this difficult hour. I am hopeful that the IDF delegation sent to the Philippines will help as much as is possible with saving lives," he added.

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