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September 5, 2013 9:00 pm

Syrian Teen Gets Prosthetic Leg in Israeli Hospital

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A Syrian refugee is treated at Ziv Medical Center in Israel's northern city of Safed. Photo: Ziv Medical Center.

JNS.org A Syrian teenager who was seriously wounded in the Syrian civil war was released from the Ziv Medical Center in Israel’s northern city of Safed on Tuesday, after more than a month of surgery and rehabilitation, Israel Hayom reported.

The 15-year-old girl was brought to the hospital by the Israel Defense Forces with serious shrapnel injuries to her left leg and stomach, after Syrian field medics amputated her right leg.

Israeli doctors succeeded in saving her left leg, and found a donor to cover the costs of getting a prosthetic leg for her. She was released on Tuesday in good condition.

“I wish the Israeli people a happy new year and I hope there will be peace and we will be able to meet again in a more sane Middle East,” the girl’s mother said. The two will return to their homes in the Daraa region.

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