By Ze’ev Ben-Yechiel
“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalm 34:6)
A 12-year-old Syrian boy arrived over the weekend to an Israeli hospital with injuries to his arms, leg, and eyes sustained from a mortar attack on his home near Damascus. The boy was led on a donkey by his brother up the slopes of Mt. Hermon to an IDF base on the mountain, from where Israeli forces evacuated him to Ziv Medical Center in the northern town of Safed.
A spokesman for the hospital told Tazpit News Agency that the boy is the latest of 358 injured Syrians to be treated there in the last year and a half, most of them victims of the Syrian civil war.
The 12-year-old from Damascus in Ziv Hospital. (Photo:)The 12-year-old from Damascus in Ziv Hospital. (Photo: Ziv Medical Center)
Since the outbreak of the conflict, a total of some 1,200 Syrian medical refugees have received treatment in Israeli hospitals, according to the IDF. Among these is a large proportion of young adult males, some of whom are tacitly understood to be combatants fighting for various sides in the war.
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