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Syrians Recovering in Israel Plead, ‘Save Our People’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks with wounded Syrian at an IDF field hospital in the Golan Heights

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks with wounded Syrian at an IDF field hospital in the Golan Heights
Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon /GPO/Flash 90

Syrian patients recovering in Israeli hospitals are pleading with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to “save the Syrian people.”

The plea comes from wounded Syrians spirited across the northern border  and brought to the hospital by the IDF as the savage civil war continues to rage between government troops backing President Bashar al-Assad and fragmented rebel forces.

Currently 16 such patients are being treated at the Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat alone, including three in very serious condition. Dr. Shukri Kassis, head of the hospital’s plastic surgery unit, told the Hebrew news daily Yedioth Achronoth the caseload includes a 12-year-old boy “with amputations in both legs and both arms.

“We make all the possible efforts to save his life,” the surgeon said. “All Syrian patients are pleased and surprised by the treatment they are provided with.”

The boy’s mother corroborated the doctor’s statement, adding that her child was injured when he picked up an object that contained a live grenade. “A friend that was with him was killed instantly,” she added.

Fallout from the conflict has spilled over into neighboring countries — including Israel — more than once.  In the case of the Jewish State, it is sometimes not clear whether the “spillover” is truly accidental, however. A roadside bomb wounded four Israeli soldiers patrolling the Golan Heights one week ago, and Israel retaliated with artillery fire on Syrian army positions. It is not known who had planted the bomb in an area where the Syrian military, the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terror group and Syrian rebels fighting Assad all have a presence. Israel returned fire.

Earlier this month, the IDF also attacked Iranian shipments of advanced missiles and other weapons within Syrian territory heading for Tehran-backed Shi’ite Hizbullah terrorists fighting for Assad, an Alawite. Hizbullah has vowed more than once to fire its missiles at Israel.

Shi’ite Iran has also sent its elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards to defend Assad against an increasing number of Sunni rebel forces who include secular opposition forces, radical Islamic groups linked to Al Qaeda and a moderate Islamic coalition supported by Saudi Arabia, among others.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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14 Responses to “Syrians Recovering in Israel Plead, ‘Save Our People’”

  1. Mike Burke says:

    It’s not Israel’s problem.

  2. israel has their problem having to deal with evil

  3. John Newman says:

    All factions may have committed atrocities. Israel must be impartial.

  4. Guy Peters says:

    ISRAEL is doing more than all possible , and this to help even those who reviled We Jews , only G*D can save the innocents trapped in Syria !! UlimwengU Una Mambo !!!

  5. Bastian, the only “dumb” and “ignorant” one posting is you. Study your history a little bit harder, and you will find it’s you that knows nothing. :-)

  6. Say Bastian-your language and lack of grammar tells it all.Does your mommie know you curse on the internet? She may not give you your bananas in your cage if you keep it up, ape man.

  7. Save them so they can live long enough to kill us

  8. Would a violent people do this for their enemies? No.Israel only wants to protect what God gave them.

  9. Bastian van der Plas I pray that my GOD will remove the scales from you eyes. The truth WILL set you free.

  10. Run Guo says:

    Israel love s their enemy, because their G.D is love, where as majority of Muslim kills non muslim and different Muslim group…..

  11. Israel, being God's chosen people, they have proven the Word of God – LOVE YOUR ENEMIES. Please continue helping them, that is how you are being blessed as these people are also praying for you.

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