Israel Offers Medical Treatment for Wounded Children in Bosnia

Israel has offered to fly a group of 25 wounded children from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Israel for medical treatment.

The children, most of whom suffer from limb wounds, would be jointly cared for by the Health Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, Histadrut sick fund and the air force.

The effort would be carried out with the cooperation of the United Nations relief effort in Bosnia, which has worked with similar missions by other countries.

After treatment, the children would be returned to the Yugoslav region.

Israel has previously absorbed a group of 96 Bosnian refugees, most of whom intend to stay here for the foreseeable future.

Last week, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which has long been providing non-sectarian humanitarian aid in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, allocated $25,000 to provide emergency medical aid to wounded children.

The plight of children in Sarajevo was recently highlighted by the case of 5-year-old Irma Hadzimuratovic, who was flown last week to London for treatment after being seriously wounded in a shelling attack that killed her mother.

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