Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited an IDF base treating Syrian refugees last week.

The Israeli leader visited with patients in the Golan Heights region, where Israeli medics and soldiers have done their best to help treat those who have been wounded in the violent Syrian civil war.


“The good part is that Israel is saving the lives of those who have been wounded in the daily slaughter that is being perpetrated in Syria. This is the true face of Israel. The bad part is that Iran is arming those who are carrying out the slaughter. This is the true face of Iran,” Netanyahu said.

“All of the children who have been injured, to say nothing of those who have been killed, were injured as a result of Iran’s arming, financing and training the Assad regime in the massacres that it is perpetrating.”

Netanyahu made the tour with IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. The prime minister was also briefed on the presence of Global Jihad in Syria as well as efforts to secure the border.

The medical base in the Golan Heights has been treating Syrian victims for approximately three years. Just last Sunday, seven Syrian civilians were admitted with critical injuries.

“The ethical code of the IDF Medical Corps clearly states that soldiers must assist anyone who is sick or wounded – whether they are associated with the enemy or not,” Col. Tariff Bader told the IDF Blog.