Wounded Syrian sent to Israeli hospital with note attached

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June 12, 2013 17:39
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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.

The note 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."


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