Is­raeli sur­geons treat Yazidi

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY SHIRA RUBIN

A YAZIDI fa­ther and son have watched the cri­sis un­fold­ing in north­ern Iraq from the re­cov­ery room of Wolfson Hos­pi­tal in Holon, Is­rael, where the one-year-old re­ceived life­sav­ing heart surgery.

The two were spir­ited across a num­ber of bor­ders with the help of var­i­ous NGOs, in­clud­ing Save a Child’s Heart and Kur­dis­tan Save the Chil­dren. Is­rael reg­u­larly treats chil­dren from the West Bank, Gaza and other Arab coun­tries.

“By God, it is amaz­ing, there is so much hu­man­ity here, not only for my son but also for other chil­dren from all over,” said Abu Wisam.

While Mr Wisam has re­cently heard from his wife and fa­ther in Iraq, he still fears for his fel­low Yazidis who face death at the hands of Sunni mil­i­tant group Is­lamic State (IS).

“I hope the world will hear our voices and our re­quests for help,” he said.

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