Israel Treating Victims of Ukrainian Unrest
Israel has begun providing Ukrainian citizens - victims of ongoing unrest and anti-Semitism - with much-needed medical treatment, Walla! reports Wednesday.
Alexander, aged 20, landed at Ben-Gurion Wednesday morning, then rushed to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot for wrist surgery.
The initiative to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of Ukrainian violence has stemmed from Dr. Valeria Bivitzchik, a doctor at Kaplan who recently traveled to Kiev as a volunteer for the Red Crescent.
There, Bivitzchik treated many injured from the violent clashes, and met Alexander, who suffered from severe shrapnel wounds to his hands and a crushed finger. Bivitzchik insisted that the young man be brought to Israel for better medical treatment.
Israel has administered humanitarian aid to foreign citizens caught in war-torn countries before - most notably Syria. Israel has treated hundreds of Syrian refugees injured during the Civil War, which has killed over 130,000 since 2011.