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Wounded Syrian Couple Treated in Israel


World  (tags: Syria, Israel, Syrian wounded treated in Israel, humanrights )

Beth
- 310 days ago - israelhayom.com
Wounded Syrian woman: "We hesitated coming to Israel, because we were taught to hate it. We were taught this is a brutal enemy state, but we learned that reality is different. People here have a conscience. Our enemy is in Syria, not in Israel."



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Beth S. (334)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:44 pm
"Wounded Syrian woman: "We hesitated coming to Israel, because we were taught to hate it. We were taught this is a brutal enemy state, but we learned that reality is different. People here have a conscience. Our enemy is in Syria, not in Israel."

Israel Defense Forces troops brought a wounded Syrian couple to Poriah Hospital near Tiberias Thursday night. The couple, residents of the embattled town Daraa, arrived with gunshot wounds in their legs. The male is 27 years old and his wife is 23 and in the early stages of pregnancy.


While the two did not have life threatening wounds, the two have been through an immense amount of duress recently: Two months ago, the couple lost their daughter two weeks after she was born. "Because of the gunfire and the siege on our town in the Daraa area, we were left with no choice but to deliver the child at home -- and the medical condition of my baby deteriorated," the woman told Israel Hayom. "All our pleading at the [Syrian] army checkpoint to go to the hospital did not help. We went back home and our daughter died there."


Eight days ago, the couple was struck with another tragedy. Their village came under attack, "artillery bombardment, gunfire, and planes bombing from above," the woman said. "In the evening my brother came and took us, my mother and two other wounded people and we tried to flee the village. During our exit from the village we were fired on by the army and my brother was killed before my eyes. We managed to escape back to the village and were treated in a field hospital. But the wounds got worse -- until my cousin took us to the border and we got into Israel for treatment," the woman said. Her brother, 19, fought with rebels trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.


Currently the couple remains hospitalized, both in the same room. The woman is struggling with being away from her family, but admitted that she did not expect such friendly treatment from her enemy. "We were surprised by the treatment and dedicated medical care we got in Israel," she said. "We hesitated coming to Israel, because we were taught to hate it. We were taught this is a brutal enemy state, but we learned that reality is different. People here have a conscience. Our enemy is in Syria, not in Israel. If only we could stay here."
 

Dalia H. (1280)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:52 pm
Always is Good to Spread: LOVE, Respect, and Compassion...Not hatred...♥
Noted with many thanks.
Stay Blessed my Beloved Friend, Beth.
HAVE A VERY BLESSED DAY EVERYBODY!!!!!
Much LOVE and Light
B.D ♥
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:09 pm
Yes, there are some people who really want peace and freedom, they all have it in their hearts!
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 6:46 pm
I am sorry they were hurt in Syria and that so much loss happened to them. The Israelis take a lot of flak for being what they are and not what the world wants and expect of them - Cruelty.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 7:00 pm
Noted
 

Ben B. (39)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 10:02 pm
Very interesting story, but not at all surprising.

Israel has excellent medical facilities and it uses them to treat the sick and injured, regardless of who they are. Israel is often the first external responder to natural disasters, providing search and rescue and medical assistance, regardless of where the disaster has struck. May that couple speak of their experiences to all their friends.
 

Stan B. (122)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:04 am
Just what you'd expect from the only civilised nation in the Middle East.
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:27 am
Many thanks for sharing Beth
 

Bob A. (13)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:42 pm
This story reminds me about a story of a Palestinian Arab boy who died at the gates of Lebanese Arab hospital, because the hospital won't treat Palestinians, even though they are Arabs and Muslims.

It is not a wonder that Christian Arabs support Israel. It is wonder, that Muslim Arabs do not support Israel!
 

Ms Noting Commentator (21)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:17 am
I sincerely do not think they can go back.

Either side of the Syrian Civil War will kill both of them for even trying to go to Israel for medical treatment. Every time Israel helps or saves Syrian individuals, the individuals face the threat of execution.

Muslims are so intensely indoctrinated with a loathsome hate for Israel that their own neighbors would turn on them and kill them!

 

John De Avalon (35)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:45 am
A heart-warming article. Thank you for posting.
 

Beth S. (334)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:18 am

Ms Noting Commentator,

I suspect you are right on the mark about going back. If you notice in the original article that their faces are pixeled out so that they can't be identified.

Another very disturbing example of how they would be treated if they went back is this video at the website below. According to Vladtepesblog this woman was strangled by Syrian rebels because her husband is a soldier in the Syrian Army. Her hands appear to be free, yet she did not raise them to her neck. She was totally resigned to her fate. I just read that the U.S. Congress this week approved more of our money to go to the Syrian rebels.

http://vladtepesblog.com/2014/02/11/news-links-for-feb-11-2014-2/
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday February 17, 2014, 3:06 am
I am so glad that the good deeds of Israel are being publicized.

I'ts time we recognize who are friends are.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:24 pm
Great article.
 
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