The IDF provided medical assistance to seven injured Syrians who arrived at the
border with Israel on Wednesday morning, although one man suffering from a
gunshot wound to the head succumbed to his wounds.
Five Syrians received
treatment at the border, while two more, who required more extensive care, were
taken to an Israeli hospital. The two were part of a group of seven wounded men
who approached the Golan border fence earlier in the day.
was provided with the approval of IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen.
The two critically wounded Syrian citizens were evacuated by the
IDF to the Western Galilee Government Hospital in Nahariya on Wednesday
Soon after his arrival, one man – who was shot in the head –
died at the hospital after attempts to save him were made at the trauma
The hospital spokesman said that the second man remains in critical
Hospital director Dr. Massad Barhoom said the first man
suffered a gunshot wound that entered one side of his head and exited the other,
causing massive damage and bleeding. After continuous resuscitation attempts,
they was nothing left to do but declare him dead. The second man too suffered
from severe head trauma and was taken for a series of scans to determine his
Barhoom said that as the hospital is near the northern
border, it is prepared, daily, to deal with such severe head injuries,
especially since the recent opening of its neurosurgery unit.
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