Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has offered Lebanon humanitarian aid due to the difficult economic conditions the country is going through, Israeli media reports said.
Gantz officially made this offer through the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Tuesday.
The minister had said Sunday that “as an Israeli, Jew and human being,” his heart “aches” when he sees “images of people going hungry on the streets of Lebanon.”
Gantz voiced his remarks during an inauguration ceremony of a memorial for the fallen soldiers of the pro-Israel, now-defunct South Lebanon Army, in the Israeli town of Metulla.
He stressed that Israel is “ready to take action, as it did in the past, to influence other countries to help Lebanon prosper and get out of its suffocating crisis.”