soldier-walks-w-childThe 9-year-old Syrian boy with no legs wheeled himself down a bright hospital corridor, stopping to accept a pain pill from one nurse and a high-five from another.

He has been here for a month, ever since a bomb hit their house and the boy’s grandmother took him and other injured family members to the Golan Heights border half an hour away and asked the Israeli soldiers on the other side for help.

Since the effort was launched by the Israeli army, Israel has been quietly providing aid to upwards of 700 Syrians at medical centers in Israel or at a field hospital operated by medics along the heavily fortified border.

(READ the story from the LA Times)

Photo: US soldier walks with boy

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