Recognizing the Humanitarian Efforts of Israeli Hospitalsby Representative Scott Garrett
Posted on 2015-12-17
of new jersey
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Mr. GARRETT. Mr. Speaker, I rise to today to recognize the efforts of
the Israeli hospitals and medical teams treating the Syrians injured as
a result of their country's continued violence.
Numerous Syrians travel to the Israeli border in their hour of need, and in an act of compassion Israeli hospitals have provided lifesaving medical treatment. Medical teams along the Syrian and Israeli border treat these Syrians in field hospitals, and those requiring more intensive medical treatment are transferred to one of four hospitals. Among the victims treated by these hospitals are innocent children who have been gravely injured by the violence.
These heroic efforts may seem inconceivable considering the longstanding conflict between the two nations. However, these Israeli hospitals demonstrate that by welcoming Syrians in need humanity trumps politics and hostility. The impact of this generosity goes beyond that of medical treatment. As one doctor from the Ziv Medical Center stated, the compassion shown by the Israeli medical teams is ``planting the seeds of peace.'' In an area of the world that has been plagued by violence and destruction, the assistance provided by these hospitals offers a beacon of hope. It is my hope that the seeds of peace will grow and that future generations may live amongst each other, no longer in hostility, but in solidarity and friendship.