A wounded civilian from Syria who was transferred to the Israel Defense
Forces at the border was treated at Ziv Hospital in Safed after an
Arabic-language note from a Syrian physician describing his medical
situation was pinned to his clothing.
According to the note, the
wounded man was treated in a Syrian hospital for two days. He is the
first Syrian wounded by the civil war in that country who was
transferred to Israel for additional care after receiving medical
treatment there. So far, 20 Syrian wounded have been sent over the
border to be treated by Israeli medical institutions.
said: "To the honorable doctor, hello. The 28-year-old patient, was hit
by a bullet that went into his chest and caused a fracture in his ribs
and damage by shrapnel to the diaphragm and liver. We opened his chest
and abdomen and stopped the hemorrhaging of the liver. It was impossible
to sew up the liver, so we put a pressure bandage on the stomach and
sewed him up. He remained for observation. From Saturday, we watched his
hemoglobin level and vital signs. The doctors say his abdomen has to be
reopened to examine the liver and remove the pressure bandage. Please
do what you think needs to be done. Thanks in advance."