Wounded Syrians rushed to Israeli hospital

Three men suffering from moderate limb injuries will undergo emergency surgery

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

A view of the northern city of Safed (Alana Perino/Flash90)
A view of the northern city of Safed (Alana Perino/Flash90)

Three Syrian men were rushed Friday by the IDF to the Ziv Medical Center in Safed after being wounded in clashes that took place across the northern border. The men suffered from moderate limb injuries and will undergo emergency orthopedic surgery by a team of Israeli doctors at the center, Army Radio reported.

It is unclear how the three men were injured or whether they took part in battle.

Earlier this week, a Syrian man was treated for severe wounds at a hospital in the northern city of Nahariya. The man suffered from a head wound and was said to be in critical condition.

According to Army Radio, seven more Syrian citizens are currently being treated at the medical center in Safed.

Since the outbreak of fighting in Syrian in March 2011, more than 100 Syrians have been treated in Israel, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported in late June. According to the report, the Israeli government has downplayed the number of admitted patients, fearing that it would lead to an increase in Syrians seeking to enter.

Israel has maintained that it will not allow refugees into the country, but it has treated wounded Syrians in Israeli hospitals. The IDF has also set up a field hospital in the Golan to treat less serious injuries.

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