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In the dead of night, Syrians cross frontier for doctor's appointment in Israel

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    JULY 11, 2018 / 11:57 AM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO
    In the dead of night, Syrians cross frontier for doctor's appointment in Israel

    Rami Amichay


    SAFED, Israel (Reuters) - Keeping a doctor’s appointment in Israel, Syrian children and their mothers stepped across a tense Golan Heights border in the dead of night under the watchful gaze of Israeli soldiers.

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    The patients, Israeli medical officials said, were not the walking wounded of the seven-year-old Syrian civil war but children with chronic health problems coming across the frontier for a day’s treatment in a hospital in northern Israel.

    Israel says it has treated between 4,000 and 4,500 war casualties from Syria since a humanitarian aid program was begun some five years ago.


    Israeli soldiers stand guard as Syrians cross the armistice line to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to get medical treatment in Israel, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/ Ronen Zvulun

    The group of more than 40 mothers and children that crossed over in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday were among the 3,000 Syrians who Israel says have received separate treatment in what it calls “Operation Doctor’s Appointment”.

    Watched by Israeli soldiers with night-vision equipment, one woman - carrying one child and holding the hand of another - stepped through a gate built into Israel’s security fence in the occupied Golan Heights.

    After a brief security check, she joined others at the roadside to wait for a bus that would take them to Ziv Hospital in the northern town of Safed, where a medical clown entertained the children.

    “They are treated in hospital and go back the same day,” said Major Sergei Kutikov, an Israeli military health officer. “Sometimes they return twice or three times for further treatment or ... surgery.”
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    Israel, which captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, has largely stayed out of the current conflict.

    But it has carried out scores of air strikes on suspected Iranian or Hezbollah deployments and arms transfers in Syria, and only hours after the latest batch of patients came across, sirens sounded in the Golan when an Israeli missile intercepted a drone from Syria.


    For Israel, the medical aid program can help win hearts and minds in border areas where the number of refugees has increased in recent weeks as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces advance in an offensive to recover southwest Syria.

    Michael Harari, a pediatrician at Ziv hospital, said medical infrastructure in southwest Syria has largely broken down, and groups of Syrian children are brought to the facility every two to three weeks.

    “We were afraid in the beginning to come (because we regarded Israelis) as Zionists and enemies,” said one woman, who brought her son for treatment. “It’s the opposite.”

    Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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    Great work Israel no let 1000s of children in Israeli prisons also free.
     
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    What you are doing, BH, is playing the "Catch the Jew" game popular among many antisemites: Jews demonstrably behave to a high moral standard but rather than seek to follow Jews' good example antisemites seek to highlight Jews' faults or failings, real or imaginary. I imagine the game must be common among Pakistanis, since not only has the Pakistani goverment forbidden its educators to teach anything pro-Israel for years, but has mandated they "forestall" such activity - and since the truth won't serve, slanders and distortions will have to do.

    However, as near as I can tell, that only holds for Pakistani educators and their students. Graduates and adults don't seem to be bound by what one Pakistani group called, "a shallow and fascistic mindset that leads to radicalization in the society." So throw all the garbage away and free your mind from its long chain of blinded hatred and love and champion Israel for what it is, BHarwana. You won't be in denial anymore and you won't be a subject of other's will anymore; you'll be a free man, working for a more free and just Pakistan.
     
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    lol. Nazi are gone so stop crying you 70 year old record. When I placed a very good situation in front of you. What you did is instead of addressing it called me antisemitic. So let me explain it to you very clearly being an antisemitic is an honor now a days because Zionists are the New Nazis. It is an honor be antisemitic because Israelis don't regard human life and here is a proof.



    A fanatic that cares for human life is better than a educated that disregards human life.

    It is very sad that in today's age Zionists are the antisemitic.

    Look here and tell me who is Nazi in this video below?



    People will care for you when you will start caring for the people. It is 2018 but Israel despite all it's progress is still living in 1947. Stop reading what Nazi did to you and start reading what you are doing to Palestine 1947 is gone so **** that part and start living in 2018 and see who are the New Nazi in 2018.
     
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    Really? One could also use the prison breakout scene in Star Wars to argue that Luke and Han are the bad guys since they're the ones who assaulted authorities minding their own business.


    Taking little snips out-of-context and misrepresenting them is part of the antisemite's toolbox.

    Give it up, BHarwana. The proof that exists doesn't back up the Zionists-are-evil narrative drilled into your brain. You are a slave to it. Free yourself.
     
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    Yes it is in my back of the head and these 120 nations at UN also have this at the back of their heads.

    120 nations at UN condemn Israel's excessive force in Gaza

    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/120-nations-at-un-condemn-israels-excessive-force-in-gaza.563451/

    According to you the whole world is mad then?

    If Jews were really killed in Holocaust then you would never make another human being face the same horrors.

    You don't have to make people cross border and treat them to make your self look good. People are suffering right under your occupation kill a few less it will also make you look good.
     
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    as israeli jewish i hate the crying mentality of ashknzis. 24\7 talking about antisemits. weirdos.
     
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    Do you have anything to say to @BHarwana, then?
     
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    Good work Israel.
    We also have many crossing the border to get medical treatment, although the situation is not that bad to warrant a night time illegal crossing yet.