As Israeli soldiers continue with the military operation in Judea and Samaria following the abduction of three Israeli teens, Israeli doctors associated with the Save a Child’s Heart organization continue to save the lives of Palestinian children at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.
Since the beginning of Operation Brother’s Keeper, three Palestinian children have undergone life-saving heart surgery at Wolfson, eight Palestinian children were admitted, including two urgent cases brought by ambulances from Judea and Samaria and from Gaza. In addition, two children from the West Bank will undergo open heart surgery today at the hospital and fifteen Palestinian children are expected to visit the Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) free weekly cardiology clinic today.
The Israeli medical team of SACH is determined to continue with their activity without letting the situation around interfere or influence them. “Children are children”‘ says Dr. Lior Sasson, SACH chief surgeon, “for us it doesn’t matter where the children come from, every child deserves to receive the best medical treatment. Children, from both sides, should’t be a part of the conflict.”
Before entering the operating room this morning, Dr. Sasson said ” We are continuing with our work, this is what distinguishes us as Israelis, the ability to ignore what is happening around and continue with our sacred work of saving children’s lives”.