Israel treats wounded Syrians on border, evacuates them to Israeli hospital

Associated Press (FOX NEWS) (of course…)

JERUSALEM – Israeli soldiers provided medical treatment to wounded Syrians that approached its northern frontier and then transported them to a hospital in Israel for further treatment, the military said Saturday, in the first instance of Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war being taken into the Jewish state.

A military spokeswoman says soldiers gave the injured Syrians initial medical treatment near the security fence along the frontier in the Golan Heights and then evacuated them to an Israeli hospital. She would not elaborate further and spoke on condition of anonymity in line with protocol.

The seven wounded Syrians are receiving medical treatment at Ziv hospital in the northern city of Safed. A hospital spokeswoman said they sustained serious injuries to internal organs and limbs. She said one is in critical condition and the rest are in serious condition

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/16/israel-treats-wounded-syrians-on-border-evacuates-them-to-israeli-hospital/#ixzz2L5qkcMat

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Israel, Syria

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