Israel treats more child victims of Syria war

Friday, June 28, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel on Wednesday transfered two Syrian children to a hospital in the Jewish state for treatment after they were wounded in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

The two victims, boys aged 9 and 15, were taken to Ziv Hospital in the northern town of Safed with moderate-to-serious injuries.

Since war broke out in Syrian in March 2011, Israel has treated dozens of people who requested aid. Many have been treated at a field hospital set up along by border by the Israeli army, while more serious cases have been transfered to full medical facilities.

Most of the victims have been adults, and some were certainly wounded as combatants in the fighting. But of late a growing number of Syrian children have been brought over for treatment.

The United Nations says that up to 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict to date.

File photo for illustrative purposes only

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