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March 28, 2013 9:34 am

Report: Israel Set Up Field Hospital to Treat Syria Wounded

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A view of Syria from Israeli side of the border. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel set up a field hospital on the Golan Heights last month in order to treat injured Syrians, Agence France Presse reported Thursday.

According to the report,  11 Syrian fighters have been treated in Israel in the past month, eight of those were repatriated and three have remained in the country for further treatment.

Two Syrian nationals were let into Israel on Wednesday, one of whom died later in the day. The two men were part of a larger group of Syrian fighters who approached the border with Israel. The other men were treated at the border by an IDF medical team and sent back into Syria.

In February seven severely wounded Syrians were treated in an Israeli hospital for wounds that they had sustained in clashes with Syrian army forces. Afterward, the IDF announced plans to build the field hospital near the Israeli-Syrian border in order to treat the expected stream of wounded Syrians seeking medical attention.

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