A request for Israel to send aid to Syria following a devastating earthquake came from Russia, which has a large military presence in the country, Channel 13 reports.
The unsourced report does not give further details.
Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel had received requests through diplomatic channels to assist in Syria, and that aid would be provided there.
Israel considers Syria a hostile state, and the two do not have diplomatic ties. However, during the neighboring country’s bloody civil war, the IDF set up a mechanism to provide medical treatment to Syrian civilians.