Syrians taken to hospital
Photo: Avishag Shaar Yeshuv

Wounded Syrians treated in Israel

On chief of staff's orders four Syrians who were injured by mortars treated by IDF, taken to hospital in Haifa

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that four wounded Syrians arrived at Israel's border Wednesday morning.


They were treated by the IDF near the border and two were taken to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa on the orders of Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz .


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The other two will be returned to Syria.


The four were injured by mortar shells and are in moderate condition. Last month, seven Syrians hurt in clashes near the border were treated in Israel. They were returned to Syria after receiving treatment at a Safed hospital. The IDF stressed the incident does not pose a precedent or any change in Israel's policy toward Syria.

הפצועים מועברים לרמב"ם. שניים יוחזרו לסוריה (צילום: אבישג שאר-ישוב)

Wounded taken to Rambam hospital (Photo: Avishag Shaar Yeshuv)


Meanwhile, Syria's main opposition group demanded Wednesday a full international investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in the country's north, calling for a team to be sent to the village where it reportedly occurred.


Also Wednesday, President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance when he visited a fine arts school in Damascus and met the parents of students who were killed in the country's civil war, state TV reported.

הפצועים ברמב"ם. מקרה שני (צילום: אבישג שאר-ישוב)

In Rambam Medical Center (Photo: Avishag Shaar Yeshuv)


The Syrian National Coalition blamed Assad's forces for the missile attack in the village of Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province. The group's call for an international investigation came a day after the regime and rebels traded accusations about the purported chemical attack.


If confirmed, the attack would be the first time a chemical weapon was used in Syria's two-year-long crisis. But a US official has said there was no evidence a chemical attack had happened.


"Chemical warfare is internationally prohibited. Its use against any enemy is banned, however all evidence now indicates that the Assad regime is using these weapons against its own people," the opposition coalition said. It called for those behind the alleged attack to be put on trial.



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