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July 24, 2013

Four injured Syrians brought to Israel for treatment

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Damaged buildings on a deserted street in the besieged area of Homs on July 13. Photo by Yazan Homsy/Reuters

Damaged buildings on a deserted street in the besieged area of Homs on July 13. Photo by Yazan Homsy/Reuters

Four Syrians injured in their country’s civil war were brought to Israel for medical treatment.

The injured, including a 15-year-old girl who lost her foot and an 8-year-old girl, were brought to Ziv Medical Center in the northern Israeli city of Safed, according to The Associated Press.

In recent months, Israel has treated 100 Syrians injured in the unrest across the border. Israel has also set up a field hospital on the border to treat wounded Syrians. More than 90,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which began 2 1/2  years ago.

“Our policy is to help in humanitarian cases, and to that end we are operating a field hospital along the Syrian border,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in June, according to the Times of Israel. “In cases where there are badly wounded, we transfer them to Israeli hospitals. We have no intention of opening refugee camps.”

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