IDF sets up field hospital at Erez border crossing for injured Palestinians

Hospital to begin functioning at 8 p.m.; IDF says will serve mainly women and children and will include a delivery room.

July 20, 2014 13:18
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IDF medics.. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

The IDF announced on Sunday that it was setting up a field hospital at the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The field hospital was set to begin functioning at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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The IDF said that it will serve mainly women and children and will include a delivery room.

Meanwhile, dozens of wounded IDF soldiers were brought from the fighting in Gaza to a number of hospitals across Israel on Sunday morning.

Fifteen soldiers were brought to the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva. Four were in serious condition and eleven were in light to moderate condition. 

Two lightly injured soldiers were brought to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem.

Three soldiers were brought in moderate condition to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Two others were brought to Soroka with light wounds. Since the ground operation in Gaza began, eleven wounded soldiers have been evacuated to Soroka. 

Four wounded soldiers were brought to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer. Two of the evacuees were in serious condition, one was in serious to moderate condition and another was in moderate condition. Since the beginning of the ground operation twelve soldiers were evacuated to Sheba. 

In total, 53 wounded Israeli soldiers have been hospitalized from the fighting in Gaza, Israel Radio reported.

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