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      Four Syrians Hospitalized in Tzfat

      Eight-year-old girl among Syrians brought to a hospital in Israel after they were wounded in the civil war.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 7/23/2013, 1:54 PM

      Hospital (illustration)
      Hospital (illustration)
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      Four Syrians including an eight-year-old girl were brought to a hospital in Israel after they were wounded by fighting in the war-torn country, a medical source said on Tuesday.

      "Yesterday night an injured eight-year-old girl and her 48-year-old mother were treated for fractures to their arms and legs from shrapnel," said a spokesman for Ziv hospital in Tzfat, north of the Sea of Galilee.

      "Another Syrian adult in his 20s arrived an hour ago... with a severe head injury and was treated in the trauma unit," he told AFP.

      A 15-year-old girl also arrived at the facility Tuesday morning with an amputated leg and wounds to her stomach, the spokesman said.

      The wounded were brought to the hospital by the Israeli army after being allowed across the ceasefire line with Syria, he said.

      A total of 45 Syrians have received treatment at Ziv since Syria's civil war broke out, and nine of those are currently in the hospital, including the eight-year-old girl admitted late Monday, he said.

      The girl and her mother told hospital staff that an explosion struck near their home in Syria, and that they went to a field hospital there before being brought into Israel for more urgent treatment, he added.

      The wounded are brought to Israel via the Quneitra crossing which lies on the ceasefire line in the Golan Heights.