Mysterious benefactors have given the children of terrorist Khaled Sharrouf free shelter and money for health care and education as soon as they escape from their Syrian hell cave.
& # 39; Rich people & # 39 ;, not publicly mentioned, have blown away the orphans with generous aid offers, family judge Robert Van Aalst told Daily Mail Australia this week.
& # 39; I can't believe that people who don't even know us want to help us & # 39 ;, one of the children wrote to their grandmother Karen Nettleton and supporter Mr. Van Aalst.
Orphans Zaynab, 17, Hoda, 16, and Humzeh Sharrouf, eight, have spent nearly five years under the thumb of the Islamic State in Syria.
Karen Nettleton was reunited with her eight and great grandchildren in Syria last month
Nettleton came to Syria last month after a five-year journey in Syria to rescue them from ISIS
Three of the children are seen on the beach before their parents drag them to Syria
Convicted criminal Khaled brought the family to the Middle East in December 2013 after fleeing Australia in his brother's passport.
He and his two oldest boys, Abdullah, 12, and Zarqawi, 11, died in a coalition air strike. The maternal mother Tara Nettleton died after complications due to appendicitis in 2015.
The orphans were reunited last month with their determined grandmother Karen Nettleton, who found them in the Al Hawl refugee camp in northeastern Syria.
But their planned return home was slow by the Australian government, which has not yet signed a plan to get them out of the camp affected by illness.
Their desperation to flee Syria has only deepened with twenty-two-year-old Zaynab who is seven months pregnant and is surrounded by squalour.
When and when the children returned home, Mr. Van Aalst said they would live with Mrs. Nettleton – who had received incredible support.
& # 39; We were very lucky & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; There are people I cannot name, rich people who have told us they will provide money for education and financing for medical assistance.
& # 39; Once we have them out and back home, they have said … we want to finance their progress by being in a war zone for five years to return to normal society. & # 39;
There are fears that Zaynab Sharrouf (left) will be forced to give birth to her third child in the camp
The Al Hawl campsite in Northeast Syria lacks adequate medical care and ISIS enforcers do not allow women to take off their veils
The filthy camp houses 70,000 refugees and thousands of children
He estimated that Nettleton and the children had 20 financial benefactors and had received around 10 offers of expertise to help the children adapt to a normal life.
The offers extend to free accommodation in Australia, where they will hopefully recover after their traumatic stay in the Middle East.
We were very lucky
Lawyer Robert Van Aalst on the help of various benefactors
& # 39; Members of the Muslim community who live very close to Karen have offered a place (for them) to live where they are out of sight and recover well & # 39 ;, said Mr. Van Aalst.
The expectation is that the children will have to spend some time in Turkey before returning to Australia, where their accommodation has been offered.
& # 39; Turkish people have offered free housing & # 39 ;, said Mr. Van Aalst. & # 39; When they return here (to Australia), we have people who have offered free accommodation & # 39 ;.
The children have also received spiritual guidance in & # 39; the correct Koran & # 39; by members of the regular Islamic community in Australia.
The children have not shown any signs that they have been radicalized in the past five years, Mr Van Aalst said.
WHY CHOOSE NETTLETON TO FILM WITH THE ABC
Lawyer Robert Van Aalst said that Karen Nettleton chose the ABC's Four Corners program for a simple reason.
& # 39; (It) was to show, not that she works with the government, but she doesn't sell herself to a private media organization. & # 39;
He said Mrs. Nettleton had worked all her life and & # 39; never, never & # 39; had claimed social benefits.
They have not received a cent from the federal government in their search to save the orphans.
But the kids undoubtedly have & # 39; terrible things & # 39; seen.
They confessed their final destination before the refugee camp & # 39; horrible and terrible & # 39; used to be.
Zeynab said, "I'm scared, there are bullets and missiles," and the rest.
& # 39; Remember that these children were injured at some point in time.
& # 39; They have probably seen many terrible things. & # 39;
The government has told Mr. Van Aalst and Mrs. Nettleton that they will guide and support the children to Turkey.
But there has been an intense political debate about whether the children should return home in recent weeks.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “There are many obstacles to overcome,” because Australia's national security comes first.
But Mr Van Aalst said that they were just children – and also Australian citizens – who were looking for a better life.
& # 39; Let me say this to you: I am in the & # 39; 70 and I was in the area when the Vietnam War took place.
& # 39; Thousands and thousands of fighters and people who suffered in the Vietnam War came here.
& # 39; People are from Somalia … Nazis came here from Germany after the Second World War.
& # 39; No one worried about them. And guess what, good news – they all became civilians and lived normally because they just wanted to get away from the war.
Khaled Sharrouf fled from Australia to Syria in 2014 and fought for the Islamic State. He was murdered
This photo of one of the Sharrouf children with a carved head became notorious. The boy died with his father
& # 39; These children are no different. Because they are young, they are even more flexible. & # 39;
He said that former African child soldiers have done great things in Australia, and & # 39; these children have never been soldiers, never fought & # 39 ;.
At the end of the day, the children just want to be with their grandmother, Mr. Van Aalst said.
The children want to stay with Karen. They love their Nanna.
& # 39; They are desperate to be with their Nanna. & # 39;