“We see the tragedy of terrible suffering of civilians and I’ve asked the Foreign Ministry to seek ways to expand our medical assistance to the civilian causalities of the Syrian tragedy, specifically in Aleppo where we’re prepared to take in wounded women and children, and also men if they’re not combatants, ” Netanyahu announced the move on Tuesday, during annual New Year’s reception on Tuesday for foreign correspondents based in Israel. Netanyahu said.
“We’d like to do that: Bring them to Israel, take care of them on our hospitals as we’ve done with thousands of Syrian civilians. We’re looking into ways of doing this; it’s being explored as we speak, ” he added.
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Since February 2013, about 2, 500 wounded Syrian children, women and men have received free medical care at hospitals in the north of the country: Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Medical Center of the Galilee in Nahariya, and Poriah Hospital near Tiberias. The patients are return to Syria after their treatment.
“The Syrian Civil War began in 2011 and we at Ziv Medical Center have given medical assistance to the Syrians wounded since February of 2013. We are proud to have helped over 2, 500 Syrians with assistance. Despite hostilities between Israel and Syria, there is a need to help Syrians for medical assistance, ” Ziv Hospital Director Dr. Salman Zarka said this week.
The Ziv Medical Center recently launched a fundraising drive for the Syrians, “for their treatment and their return to Syria.”
According to Ziv Medical statement the Syrian “return to places where there may not be medical services, hospitals or rehabilitation possibilities which will insure their recovery. Ziv therefore makes every effort to provide the patients with medical items which will enable them to function following their return, including medical equipment, medication, bandages and guidance for continued self-treatment, ”
Financial contributions are translated into medical assistance, increasing our ability to offer aid to the Syrian casualties who are returning to a war torn country, in which they will have difficulty in functioning without appropriate medical items to take home with them, ” said Zarka.