Speaking at an annual New Year’s reception for foreign correspondents based in Israel, PM Netanyahu said: “We see the tragedy of the terrible suffering of the civilians and I’ve asked the Foreign Ministry to seek ways to expand our medical assistance to the civilian casualities of the Syrian tragedy, specifically in Aleppo where we are prepared to take in wounded women and children, and also men if they are not combatants.
He added: “We’d like to do that: Bring them to Israel, take care of them in our hospitals as we have done with thousands of Syrian civilians. We are looking into ways of doing this. It is being explored as we speak”.
Up until now most of the Syrians treated in Israel were from regions close to the Golan border, and they have been transferred to the Ziv Medical Center in Sefad, as well as other hospitals in the north of the country.
Israel has provided life-saving medical treatment to over 2,000 wounded Syrians since the civil war erupted in 2011.