|From the website of Ziv Hospital in northern Israel|
Still it's way beyond shocking to see how little is being done by Arabs in the face of the latest Arab-on-Arab slaughter going on day after day in Syria.
Saudis say Syria death toll may be 90,000: Kerry
AFP February 14, 2013 | US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the death toll in Syria may have reached 90,000, citing figures given to him by his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal... The figure is much higher than estimates given this week by UN rights chief Navi Pillay who said the death toll from the civil war was “nearing 70,000... Estimates say more then 750,000 people have fled the country, while a further 2.5 million are displaced internally.”
It may be jarring, as well, for readers of the Lebanese newspaper An-Nahar to see what is being doing to Syrians today by the hated Israelis. The following report is appearing these evening in a number of Arab venues.
Israeli Army Says it Treated Wounded Syrians
Naharnet | February 16, 2013The Rebecca Sieff Hospital, also known as Ziv Hospital, is located in the historic northern Israeli city of Safed. It is government public general hospital with 310 beds, and a medical staff that speaks Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Amharic and English. It is close enough to Lebanon and Syria to have taken a Katyusha rocket hit from the heroes of the Syria/Iran proxy force, Hezbollah in 2006. This injured five patients, 2 doctors and two other members of staff as well as causing damage to the hospital's infrastructure.
The Israeli army on Saturday evacuated seven Syrians wounded in clashes on the Golan Heights and took them to a hospital inside the Jewish state, where they were being treated for their injuries. A spokeswoman for the Ziv hospital in Safed told Agence France Presse the army had on Saturday afternoon brought in seven wounded people, all of whom have been operated on... Neither the army nor the hospital would provide details on the nature of their wounds or any political affiliations. An unnamed military official was cited on public radio as saying that Israel had a policy of providing humanitarian aid to refugees, while keeping the border sealed tight against hostile elements... Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon told Channel 2 television that Saturday's intervention was "an isolated incident on humanitarian grounds of wounded people who reached the border." He stressed that this did not reflect a change in Israel's stance which does not wish to be involved in the Syrian conflict, nor does it welcome a possible deluge of refugees from the war-torn land.
We frequently tell people how much they can learn about the Arab/Israel conflict by looking at what happens day after day in Israel's hospitals. Here are four examples from our past blogs, selected pretty much at random:
- 12-Mar-08: Making children, saving children - stories you don't see
- 4-Mar-12: Dealing (or not) with the problems of a sick society
- 8-Mar-12: Job security and benefits in the terror organizations: not what they used to be
- 23-Apr-12: Does a people really get the leadership it deserves? Ask the Palestinian ruling class as they make their way to Israeli medical centers