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As the Syrian civil war rages on, thousands of wounded Syrians are seeing Israel is a whole new light.
Two heavy mortar shells landed in the Israeli Golan Heights on Tuesday just a short time after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had toured an Israeli field hospital established in the area to aid the victims of Syria’s ongoing civil war. The mortars landed in an open area and did not cause any damage or injuries. Military officials believe the incident to be spill-over from fighting between Syrian government and rebel forces near the border. Netanyahu toured the border region between Israel and Syria together with Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and IDF Chief of Staff Gen. Benny Gantz. The focal point of their visit was the IDF field hospital set up along the border over a year ago to assist wounded Syrians fleeing the violence in their country.
To date, hundreds of wounded Syrians have been processed by the field hospital and sent on to larger medical facilities in Israel, many of them receiving life-saving treatment. That was the case with a five-year-old Syrian boy who was brought to the border on Sunday with severe shrapnel wounds to his hand. The child was transferred to Poriya Medical Center near Tiberias, where he underwent successful emergency surgery and is currently recovering. Netanyahu said that the IDF field hospital that had helped that boy and hundreds of others “is the true face of Israel.”
Source: Israel Today