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Israeli soldiers treat wounded Syrians on border

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers provided medical care to four wounded Syrians on the Golan Heights border.

The Syrians approached the border Wednesday and were treated near the fence there, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Two of the Syrians were taken to Israeli hospitals due to the severity of their injuries, according the IDF. They will be returned to Syria following their treatment.

The less severely injured Syrians will be returned to Syria "later on," the IDF statement said.

Seven Syrian rebels entered Israel through the Golan Heights in February and were treated in Israeli hospitals. Six were quietly repatriated at an undisclosed location for their own safety; one was very severely injured.

Several Syrian mortar shells have struck Israeli territory in recent months as the civil war in Syria rages.

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