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Israeli medical students ‘adopt’ wounded Syrian boy

( Six Israeli medical students have “adopted” a 14-year-old Syrian boy who was badly injured in his home country’s civil war and is currently hospitalized at Baruch Padeh Medical Center, near Tiberias. The boy, who is undergoing extensive treatment in the hospital’s orthopedics department, lost a leg in an explosion while tending to his family’s herd of sheep. His other leg was also severely injured in the blast, and he is suffering from serious burns. The six Israeli students regularly visit him and accompany him to appointments and surgeries, and put together a few thousand shekels of their own money to buy him headphones as well as a digital tablet loaded with games, radio shows, and Arabic-language movies. One of the medical students, Eyal Shach, said he is touched by the “way [the Syrian boy] fought for his life, the way he is dealing with the situation – going into surgeries and everything all by himself, no mom or dad.”

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