The Australian Ambassador to Israel, Dave Shwarma, today (Tuesday) went with his wife, Rachel, to visit the Syrian casualties who are being treated at Tzfat’s Ziv Center as a result of the Syrian civil war.
When confronted and questioned by journalists, the Australian Ambassador commented, “"Use of chemical weapons is against ethical law as well as against international conventions. President Assad must stop the slaughtering of his people.”
The Sharmas reviewed the cases with hospital administration and staff, and were touched by the personal stories they heard. They brought gifts made by their daughter to share with some of the victims. At the conclusion of the visit, the Australian Ambassador thanked the hospital’s medical team for their devotion to helping people, "It was deeply moving to see how Ziv Hospital has opened its doors and its heart to a growing number of Syrian victims from the civil war raging just across the border. The professionalism, dedication and compassion of the entire staff at Ziv Hospital was something to behold. It is humanity at its best." He also commented on the extent of the gesture of good will by the Israeli government, allowing the severely injured to enter Israel and obtain treatment.
To date, 73 men, women and children have been treated or are being treated at the Ziv Medical Center.