7 hurt Syrians treated in Israeli Hospital

IDF confirms 7 Syrians hurt on Syrian Golan in battles between Syrian army & rebels, were taken to Ziv Medical Center in Safed.

Ynet reporters


Seven Syrians hurt in battles between Syrian army forces and rebels were taken to the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed Saturday. One of the men is in critical condition.

Fighting in SyriaThe seven made their own way to the border area in the northern Golan Heights.

“An IDF force administered medical care to the wounded men near the border fence and they were taken for further treatment,” a statement said.

Ziv Medical Center director Dr. Oscar Ambon said that one of the wounded arrived in critical condition. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and is scheduled to undergo another surgery in the next 48 hours.

Four of the seven are in moderate condition, he added, and two are set to undergo surgery. “They only said where it hurts, nothing else,” Ambon remarked.

The IDF has yet to provide additional details on the event.

הדגל הסורי ליד חאן ארנבה, החודש (צילום: אביהו שפירא)

Syrian border towns scene of fighting – Photo: Avihu Shapira

Earlier on Saturday, rebels attacked a military police barrage, in the Syrian Golan, only a few miles from the Israeli border, and has taken over a tank of pro-Assad troops.

According to sources with the opposition, a few Syrian soldiers on scene were killed in the clashes between the two armies and the rest were taken prisoners.

In retaliation, the Syrian army bombed the region, including villages near the Israeli border.

Shooting near the Syria-Israel border

Meanwhile, an activist group said that the pro-government gunmen have kidnapped more than 300 people in northwestern Syria in retaliation for the abduction of 42 Shiite Muslims, mostly women and children, who were snatched Thursday from a bus.

The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, called for the release of the women.

She said “allegations of abduction and rape of women and girls by armed groups have been received.”


Roi Kais, Maor Buchnik, Yoav Zitun and AP contributed to this report.
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