Wounded Syrian arrives in Israel with note from doctor
Maor Buchnik
Published: 12.06.13, 17:30
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1. this is amazing!! Doctors without borders indeed
izzy d   (06.12.13)
2. Very proud of the Israeli doctors.
Felicia ,   Israel.   (06.12.13)
You are a light to all nations!
3. Words From Golda Meir
David H ,   Marietta USA   (06.12.13)
She once said to Anwar Sadat, "We can forgive you for killing our children. We can never forgive you for making our children kill yours." I am a proud Zionist for a reason. As a physician, it is good to know that there is at least one physician with professional integrity in Syria. Considering the disgrace of a physician that rules that pathetic country, that means a lot to me.
4. Syrian surgery
Get Real ,   UK   (06.12.13)
Pity none of this ever gets reported on the BBC. Hope the Syrian doctor is not identified and his life is not at risk for treating this man and for communicating with the enemy.
5. I love it!
Israeli ,   Haifa   (06.12.13)
Comradery between the profession! No politics! Restores faith in people, doesn't it?
6. Insanity, cold blooded
Linda ,   New Haven, Conn.   (06.12.13)
What is humane in this? Israel just denied a rack of refugees to enter its borders, maybe these are or this guy one that was denied entry into Israel's borders from a war torn country. Yeah, you treating some after they all shot up where it could have been prevented with a gesture of entry of a small minority of people at your borders. "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself", yeah after they all shot up.
7. Proud indeed
Erich   (06.12.13)
though I doubt the same courtesy would be extended were the roles reversed.
8. #6 Linda
DavidR ,   USA   (06.12.13)
Yes, I can tell from your lovely note that you are the picture of perfection. Compassion, love and charity just drip from your every word. I feel so good knowing that we have you to judge all peoples and all nations. I bet your farts smell like roses.
9. #6 linda
Harriet   (06.12.13)
some people will never see the good in anything. you are one of those people.
10. Linda, you are confused
Ethan Schwartz ,   Eilat   (06.12.13)
It was the Palestinian Authority that denied the entrance of refugees.
11. Poor, misguided #6
Arthur ,   SF, CA   (06.12.13)
Syria is at war with Israel since 1948. There is no moral or legal obligation to treat their wounded. Let them go to their brothers in Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon or their masters in Russia. "Love thy neighbors" doesn't apply to the enemies. Look at what they do to themselves and know how much worse it will be for the Jews - if, G-d forbid, they will ever get a chance.... Yeah, let them all get shot up, for all I care..
12. excuse me, linda
arne ,   chicago usa   (06.12.13)
if I don't understand. what would you have Israel do--open it's borders to all Syrian refuges or just pick and choose? linda, stay off the y-net, your making a fool of yourself-- what Israel did in this instance was terrific.
13. Let us have Doctors and Countries without borders.
Michael ,   California, USA   (06.12.13)
Humanity would be much better off if not for separations by countries, and we would all be proud. But for now, being proud of doctors will need to suffice.
14. #13 Insanity
There's nothing good about the destruction of all cultures and languages, which is what you're proposing. What makes the world unique and interesting is all the different cultures and languages, I'd not want to live in a culture-less synthetic world. Truly multicultural societies like Israel works great, but that's where it ends, on a national level, possibly on a regional level.
15. are all people from conneticut stupid?
JL   (06.12.13)
dear stupid are showing how much you understand and how much you a nutshell you have the brain of a small bird
16. Wrong doing
Sarah B. ,   U.S.A./Israel   (06.12.13)
Safed doctors made a big mistake and risked the life of the entire hospital. Those Syrians could be infested with diseases from the war trenches or even worse: they could be terrorists in civilian clothes. I strongly advise Israeli doctors to be more careful in their approaches. Why not sending the injured to Russia or to Nasrallah? Why israelis have to finance this?
17. proud to be an israeli
sherry ,   north carolina   (06.12.13)
we need to show more stories like this. this is what Israel is actually about. believe it or not it is about compassion. good little country. miss it lots...
18. a respectful, professional note
CJK   (06.12.13)
the syrian doctor cares about saving the life of his patient and has faith in his colleague in israel. unfortunately, for evey one of this syrian doctor, there are tens of thousands who murder and rape.
19. #15 Don't insult small birds!
Rimona ,   Or-Yehuda   (06.12.13)
20. G-d bless & keep them
Amichai ,   Huntsville, US   (06.12.13)
I'm so very proud that despite all the hate & demonizing directed toward Israel that still the people know that Israel will do the moral thing. Perhaps this Dr in Syria knows full well that life is important above all to Jews. Israel is becoming the light unto the nations, even if some haters deny it.
21. Injured.
Luis Alberto ,   São Paulo / Brasil   (06.12.13)
The face of war, that bring us to the reality. Let´s put an end to the brutallity of all the dictatorship around the world .
22. To Linda #6 and Sara #16
Rimona ,   Or-Yehuda   (06.12.13)
Your comments Have a common trait, Both you ladies Are consumed with hate. I think it would be Rather great - For one to be The others mate.
23. Sarah B 16
alsky ,   Toronto   (06.12.13)
im sure they did what was necessary before the transfer took place. Israel finances it because Israelis are compassionate. Truly a light upon the nations G-d bless Israel
24. A bright idea...
manicdrummer ,   Haifa, Israel   (06.12.13)
The UN could set up a mobile surgical hospital on the Israeli side of the Golan and transport medical supplies to the Syrian side. And put some replacement peacekeeping forces there quickly.
25. injured Syrian treated in Israel
Ethel ,   USA   (06.12.13)
While all this is gooey and warm and feel good stuff--be careful! Eventually a so called injured Syrian could be booby trapped to injure and/or kill Israelis. And of course the now healthy Syrian will whine about the treatment s/he received in Israel. And will these now rehabilitated individuals be shunned when they return to Syria? They will return won't they? Hopefully they won't be allowed to remain in Israel any longer than necessary. Oh yeah, don't forget to send the hospital bill to Assad or the rebels. And tell the Syrians to ship their injured and ill to their fellow Muslims. If they want Jewish services and resources they must learn to play very, very nicely.
26. From the style.I dont think 16 is by Sarah US/IL
Alan ,   SA   (06.12.13)
The Syrian Doctor trusted Israel
27. Linda
Roman   (06.12.13)
Who is my neighbour if you don’t know who actually is bruised and wounded in Middle East I know – take some advice.
28. Alan # 26
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (06.12.13)
It isn't her, you can bet on it.
29. mercy shown, mercy granted
American girl ,   USA   (06.13.13)
30. #22 rimona - excellent!
solomon ,   bklyn   (06.13.13)
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