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Israeli hospitals extend helping hands to Syria Pt 1

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A wounded Syrian man receives treatment in the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel.
A wounded Syrian man receives treatment in the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel. Ziv medical center
By: Sabrina Myre
5 min

During the war in Syria hundreds of wounded Syrians have fled to Israel for medical care. Israel's military and Israeli medical sources say that since 2013, more than two and a half thousand civilians and fighters have received free treatment in Israeli hospitals.

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It is a unique humanitarian operation since both countries have officially been at war since the creation of Israel in 1948.

In the first of a two-part report, Sabrina Myre meets the Syrians who are being treated in the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, northern Israel.

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