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
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Sitting In Filth: Children’s Car Seats Are Even Grosser Than Toilets

The seats parents use to protect their children may, in fact, be endangering them. Your average toilet has about 50 different kinds of bacteria in one area. That’s nothing compared to what researchers at the University of Birmingham found when they swabbed 20 children’s car seats. The seats had about 100 different kinds of fungi and […]

Also On Elite

World

The List Is In: These Are The Top 10 Party Schools For The 2014-2015 School Year

The Princeton Review has announced the top party schools for 2014-2015. Some rankings are predictable, but others are a bit shocking. What I’m personally the most surprised about is that my school, Boston College, isn’t on this list. Come on, Eagles. Step it up. The list, based on 130,000 survey responses from students in schools across the […]

Life

In The War Between Feminists And Men’s Rights Activists, Everyone Loses

You’re probably familiar with the word “misogyny,” meaning hatred or dislike of women. It’s a pervasive part of our cultural lexicon, usually used to describe a man who has acted against a woman in some way — be it cat-calling, sexual assault or anything in between. But, what about the flip side — the women […]

Women

A Fashion Company Just Signed A Pledge To Not Photoshop Anymore Models

ModCloth recently became the first fashion company to sign a petition promising that Photoshop will not be used on the models in the company’s advertisements. Though the company is already known for its acceptance of all body types, ModCloth signed the Heroes Pledge for Advertisers, which asks advertisers to “do [its] best not to change the […]

Dating

10 Definitive Ways To Tell You’re In Love With The Right Someone

Falling in love is one of the most exciting, rewarding and scariest things you could ever do. Once you’re in love with someone, it’s hard to remember how you lived without him or her. Of course, you were alive before you met this person, but you really didn’t start “living” until the two of you […]

World

Brazilian Women Are Now Required To Take Virginity Tests Before Becoming Teachers

Brazil’s most populous state has committed a horrific violation of female sexual rights by forcing women to undergo gynecological examinations in order to obtain long-term teaching positions. Daily Mail reports that women applying for education jobs in the state of Sao Paulo must now either take a pap smear to show they don’t have any […]