Wounded Syrians Taken into Israel for Medical Care

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Two wounded Syrians were admitted to Israel overnight for hospital treatment, a military spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday, the latest in several dozen cases to be allowed across.

The two men entered Israel via the Quneitra crossing on the Golan Heights. There was no word on whether they were civilians, rebel fighters or government troops.

Gil Maor, a spokesman for Ziv hospital in the northern Galilee town of Safed, confirmed to AFP that it had admitted a man with gunshot and shrapnel wounds to the legs who had undergone an operation and was said to be in moderate condition.

Over the past four months, Ziv hospital has treated 28 Syrian casualties, he said.

The second Syrian, who had a head wound, was taken to the Western Galilee Medical Center in the coastal town of Nahariya.

Nahariya hospital spokesman Haggai Einav told AFP that, since the beginning of the conflict, nearly 20 wounded Syrians had been treated at the institution, including a 13-year-old girl who was admitted on Saturday.

Israel, which remains technically at war with Syria, seized 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War, which it later annexed in a move never recognized by the international community.

Comments 3
Missing phillipo 25 June 2013, 18:59

Isn't it strange, when they are taken into Lebanon, the convoys are attacked and stopped, but when they are taken into "enemy" territory. they are accepted and dealt with as any injured person would be.
Of course the even bigger anomoly is that the Director of the hospital mentioned, the Western Galilee Medical Center is an Israeli Arab, as are many of the doctors and nurses.

Missing freecitizen 25 June 2013, 20:15

What did you expect from one of the most advanced nations in Science, technology and medicine? did you expect them to be similar to people who put black flags and pictures of dead people (Martyrs) everywhere?

Default-user-icon Zouhair (Guest) 26 June 2013, 00:48

great comment freecitizen you sound like a smart man