Wounded Syrian couple treated in Israel

(JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces troops brought a wounded Syrian couple to Poriah Hospital near Tiberias last week. The couple, residents of the embattled town Daraa, arrived with gunshot wounds in their legs. The male is 27 years old, and his wife is 23.

Two months ago, the couple lost their daughter two weeks after she was born.

“Because of the gunfire and the siege on our town in the Daraa area, we were left with no choice but to deliver the child at home—and the medical condition of my baby deteriorated,” the woman told Israel Hayom. “All our pleading at the [Syrian] army checkpoint to go to the hospital did not help. We went back home and our daughter died there.”

While the couple remains hospitalized, their wounds are not life threatening.

Posted on January 19, 2014 .