Israelis Should be Proud of Helping Syrians, Says EU

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 |  Yossi Aloni  

European Union Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen recently paid a visit to Ziv Medical Center in the northern Israel town of Safed to witness first-hand the care being provided by Israel to Syrians wounded in their country's civil war.

During a tour with hospital director Dr. Oscar Ambon, Faabor-Andersen and his wife were reportedly impressed by the professional treatment being provided to the Syrians. They were especially touched by Suri, a young Syrian boy of three-and-a-half being treated for severe injuries suffered in an explosion.

At the end of the tour, the ambassador made a public statement: "I want to thank Dr. Oscar Ambon for this opportunity to see with my own eyes the wonderful care this hospital is providing to wounded Syrians. I was struck by the dedication of the medical staff, which spares no effort to provide the best care possible. This commitment to the care of fellow human beings, even those from an enemy nation, should be a source of pride for all Israelis."

Faaborg-Andersen concluded by promising to help raise funds in Europe for the purchase of additional equipment for Ziv Medical Center's life-saving operating rooms.

PHOTO: Dr. Oscar Ambon (left), director of Ziv Medical Center in Safed, with EU Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen and his wife as they visit a small Syrian boy critically wounded in his country's ongoing civil war.

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