Israeli Medical Center Evacuated After Syrian Rebel Patient Found With Grenade

June 6, 2013 8:36 am 11 comments

The Ziv medical center complex. Photo: ziv.co.il.

Doctors at Safed’s Ziv medical center were greeted with an eerie surprise Thursday while treating two Syrian rebel fighters, after it was discovered that one of the rebels had an unexploded grenade in his pocket.

According to reports, the emergency room was briefly evacuated and sappers were called in to remove the explosive device.

The men had been transferred to the hospital earlier in the day with serious injuries and were expected to undergo surgery. One of the injured was suffering from gunshot wounds in the chest, the other with a gunshot wound in the abdomen.

“Apparently they were shot at close range, they have serious damage to their internal organs,” a Ziv medical center spokeswoman told Israel’s Channel 2.

“This is the first time such a thing has happened to me and I don’t remember such a case in the history of the hospital,” one of the medical center’s doctors was quoted by Channel 2 as saying.

Yesterday the Ziv medical center also received two wounded Syrian rebel fighters. One of the men died but the other is reportedly in stable condition.

11 Comments

  • isaac brajtman

    How did he get to an Israeli hospital ?
    Remember the Palastinian girl who was treated for ++ burns in Israel and in gratitude returned with an explosive belt ?

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Very fanny if was not involve people that had just be shot. Good response and humanity of the Jews hospital. The other people who comment negatively had not even read the article properly.
    Human life is sacred and that man who hopefully survives will be certainly grateful and will promote good will for Israel. Syrian good or bad are suffering and are paying for wrong policy and corruption with deadly external interference. I hope that the killing and suffering will end quickly.

  • Francis Odunjo

    Though the presence of a grenade is unfortunate
    but this does not distract from the goodwill of
    the Israelis. Yes, it shows the moral superiority
    of the Jews. For me I say kudos to the Jews for this
    magnanimous stance.

  • SIGH, Any person regardless of character to be so uncivilized to danger & jeopardize people assisting them with medical help and safety. So very very sad.

  • manuel l. iravedra

    You mean, an unexploded grenade, with its pin and lever attached, or an unexploded “dud” grenade ? Because, even a child knows that a grenade with its pin and lever attached is as dangerous as a pistol with its safety on. Evacuating a hospital for finding one would be a Darwin award, bordering on the criminally negligent. A “dud” grenade OTOH can explode at any moment, and an evacuation of the adjoining area (not the hospital!) would be sensible, until it is correctly disposed off by trained military/police personnel.

  • Bernard Ross

    I do not agree with treating the enemy wounded. they are fighting for a chance to kill jews

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    These irrational individuals bite the hand that feeds them!

  • What would John Kvetchy (Kerry) have to say about that, I wonder…..

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