Israeli Soldiers Bring Palestinian Kids With Cancer to Frolic on Ski Slopes

Israeli Soldiers Bring Palestinian Kids With Cancer to Frolic on Ski Slopes

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Israel Defense Forces photo via Flickr

Israeli Defense Force reservists treated families of Palestinian children diagnosed with cancer to a fun day on snowy Mount Hermon.

The children, accompanied by their families, enjoyed the slopes on March 14 as part of a decade-long project in which soldiers from the Alpine Unit bring up groups of mentally or physically disabled children, as well as children with terminal illnesses, to the mountain in northern Israel for a day of VIP treatment, fun and relaxation.

The project is partly funded by the Civil Administration, an Israeli body responsible for administering and coordinating civilian and humanitarian needs in the West Bank.

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