Israel-Syria border
Israel-Syria borderBasel Awidat/Flash 90

Israeli doctors were surprised to discover last week that a wounded Syrian who was transferred for treatment in Israel had been injured by an Israeli weapon, Channel 2 News reported Wednesday.

According to the report, the Syrian was hospitalized in intensive care with various injuries and bleeding sustained during the ongoing Syrian civil war. He underwent surgery, during which it was discovered that he was injured by shrapnel that penetrated his neck.

But when the doctors took out the shrapnel, they found Hebrew lettering on it, the report continued.

The doctors were unable to figure out how a wounded person from Syria was injured by an Israeli weapon. Possible explanations being investigated are that he may have been injured in a past Israeli attack in Syria, or perhaps was wounded by an improvised weapon consisting of old Israeli mines.

Interestingly enough, Syrian security forces have in the past claimed several times that Israel transferred weapons to rebels.

In one instance, they claimed to have captured an “armed gang” in the city of Homs whose members possessed “high-quality weapons” manufactured in Israel and in the United States.

Before that, Syria claimed it found a Peugeot 404 car loaded with Israeli weapons, explosive devices, ammunition and stolen military uniforms.

Syria’s claims were never proven or confirmed.