This Video Shows How Syrians Have To Go To Israel For Life-Saving Care

This Video Shows How Syrians Have To Go To Israel For Life-Saving Care
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Even though these two countries have been bitter enemies for a very long time, hundreds of Syrian victims of violent outbreaks have been secretly traveling to the northern Israeli town of Nahariya to be treated by Israeli doctors.

The patients don’t have money or insurance plans, but are being unfairly subjected to mass bombings and shootings on a regular basis and would die slow and painful deaths if it weren’t for the incredible compassion of the doctors of Israel’s West Galilee Medical Center.

The patients’ identities are kept confidential because if the Syria government found out that they were treated by Israeli doctors, they would probably be put to death.

Dr. Masad Barhoum, clinical director at the Israeli hospital, told NBC News that the most common injuries he sees are wounds due to gunshots and explosions.

“Most of them arrive unconscious,” said Masad Barhoum. “When they wake up and find that they are in Israel they are anxious and afraid. We don’t ask them any questions, we just do what we can to make them feel comfortable.”

Most of the hospitals in Syria have either been destroyed or taken over by rebels.

A Syrian woman who brought her 13-year-old child to the Israeli hospital after being hit by a sniper told NBC “The hospital in my town was destroyed. They have saved her here, but now I am afraid to go back. We will be marked.”

 Via: NBC, Photo Courtesy: WENN

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