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Israel Raises Funds to Treat Ethiopian Boy Mauled by Hyena

A U.S. Jewish doctor in Ethiopia came across a boy whose life is threatened after an attack by a wild hyena. Muslims, Bedouin and Jews now are pitching in to save his life.
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Israel is hoping to save the life if this eight-year-old Ethiopian Muslim boy, mauled by a hyena, that killed five people in an attack on a village

Israel is hoping to save the life if this eight-year-old Ethiopian Muslim boy, mauled by a hyena, that killed five people in an attack on a village
Photo Credit: EthiopiaForum.com

Israeli officials have joined international efforts to save an 8-year-old boy who was mauled by a wild hyena in Ethiopia.

Bedouin-Israeli diplomat Ismail Khaldi and Israel’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia, are spearheading a campaign for contributions for bringing Abdul Razek to the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya.

Five months ago, the hyena attacked Abdul’s village, killing five and injuring 15. Abdul suffered severe head, scalp and eye injuries, and lost one of his ears. The estimated cost of the operation is $40,000.

With most of the money raised, it is expected the boy could come to Israel by the end of the week.

Dr. Rick Hodes of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is on a mission in Ethiopia and interceded with the hospital on behalf of the child.

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4 Responses to “Israel Raises Funds to Treat Ethiopian Boy Mauled by Hyena”

  1. Derebe Yimam says:

    it is a good humanitarian move.

  2. Tamrat Bekele says:

    Hi Derebe,the boy in picture is Sisay Shimeles..he is treated in our area hospital.hi is adopted by two university proffesors.we happen to vivsit him and on FASICA HOLIDY HE HIS DAD SPEND IN MY HOUSE.

  3. Tamrat Bekele says:

    I am little confused by his name change and what connection he has with Dr Hodes and the fund raising .I will ppost his lettest pic.

  4. Derebe Yimam says:

    Hi Doc. am surprised really,what is the point to hide his real identity?any ways it is good to hear from u.now is he getting better?God bless him.thanks,Tame.have a good time.

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