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September 19, 2014 10:06 am

‘Syrian Nelson Mandela’ Praises Israeli Aid for Wounded Syrians

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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 – Dr. Kamal al-Labwani, a prominent member of the Syrian opposition movement who is nicknamed the “Syrian Nelson Mandela,” praised the Jewish state while visiting Syrian patients at Ziv Medical Center in the northern Israeli city of Safed on Sept. 18.

“Israel treats wounded Syrians and saves their lives while [Syrian President Bashar] Assad continues to massacre his people,” said Labwani.

On his visit, Labwani was accompanied by Israeli-American businessman Moti Kahana, who is involved in humanitarian efforts for the victims of the Syrian civil war.

“I am filled with appreciation for the dedicated medical care the Ziv Medical Center has afforded wounded Syrians, my countrymen, who have been wounded in the war,” Labwani said, according to Israel Hayom. “This a touching humanitarian gesture, an opening for bringing people closer together and for the hope of peace in quieter days.”

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