This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Israel: Syrian baby arrives for life-saving operation at Israeli hospital02:36

Israel: Syrian baby arrives for life-saving operation at Israeli hospital

Israel, Ramat Gan
October 18, 2018 at 22:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

A nine-month-old Syrian infant, who lives with his family in a refugee camp in Cyprus, arrived for his second surgery at an Israeli children's hospital in Ramat Gan, footage filmed on Thursday shows.

The baby was born with a severe heart defect, and will receive a cardiac bypass surgery at Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital.

"His heart condition needs two more surgeries, one would be now, and the second one will be at the age of two and a half or three years," head of the children's cardiac unit David Mishaly said.

Mishaly added that despite the fact that the operation "is quite dangerous as any other open-heart surgery," he believes that "the chance for success is more than 90 percent."

The baby's first emergency operation was performed in Sheba Medical Centre last year, when the infant was only several days old.

The baby was able to move quickly from Cyprus to Israel thanks to cooperation between the Cypriot Health Ministry and Israeli embassy. The baby and his father received special permission to enter Israel, and they arrived on a special medically-outfitted plane.

Israel: Syrian baby arrives for life-saving operation at Israeli hospital02:36
No Account? Sign up!
Description

A nine-month-old Syrian infant, who lives with his family in a refugee camp in Cyprus, arrived for his second surgery at an Israeli children's hospital in Ramat Gan, footage filmed on Thursday shows.

The baby was born with a severe heart defect, and will receive a cardiac bypass surgery at Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital.

"His heart condition needs two more surgeries, one would be now, and the second one will be at the age of two and a half or three years," head of the children's cardiac unit David Mishaly said.

Mishaly added that despite the fact that the operation "is quite dangerous as any other open-heart surgery," he believes that "the chance for success is more than 90 percent."

The baby's first emergency operation was performed in Sheba Medical Centre last year, when the infant was only several days old.

The baby was able to move quickly from Cyprus to Israel thanks to cooperation between the Cypriot Health Ministry and Israeli embassy. The baby and his father received special permission to enter Israel, and they arrived on a special medically-outfitted plane.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
01:42
Canada: Niagara Falls partially freezes as winter storm brings bitter coldCanada: Niagara Falls partially freezes as winter storm brings bitter cold
February 23, 2021 at 23:47 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:45
Germany: Syrian man convicted of crimes against humanity in landmark German trialGermany: Syrian man convicted of crimes against humanity in landmark German trial
February 24, 2021 at 10:18 GMT +00:00
06:04
Iranian champion weightlifting youth dreams of future Olympic titleIranian champion weightlifting youth dreams of future Olympic title
February 24, 2021 at 09:12 GMT +00:00
02:06
Spain: Protesters throw bottles at police in Barcelona as unrest over rapper's jailing continuesSpain: Protesters throw bottles at police in Barcelona as unrest over rapper's jailing continues
February 24, 2021 at 02:58 GMT +00:00
04:31
No money for the gym? No problem - This Chinese fitness expert will help you work out your workout issuesNo money for the gym? No problem - This Chinese fitness expert will help you work out your workout issues
February 24, 2021 at 07:27 GMT +00:00
02:31
USA: Father-son duo invent desk to protect children during school shootingsUSA: Father-son duo invent desk to protect children during school shootings
February 24, 2021 at 10:41 GMT +00:00
04:51
Iron girl: 10-year-old weightlifter raising the bar in EnglandIron girl: 10-year-old weightlifter raising the bar in England
February 23, 2021 at 15:35 GMT +00:00
04:46
They see me rolling - Guangdong skater girl goes viral with amazing freeline skating skillsThey see me rolling - Guangdong skater girl goes viral with amazing freeline skating skills
February 23, 2021 at 14:38 GMT +00:00
04:55
Don't have a cow, man! The Indian harvest festival taking the bull by the hornsDon't have a cow, man! The Indian harvest festival taking the bull by the horns
February 23, 2021 at 11:57 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:06
Ukraine: Pedestrian hit and injured by block of falling ice in KievUkraine: Pedestrian hit and injured by block of falling ice in Kiev
February 24, 2021 at 07:31 GMT +00:00
02:17
Ukraine: Clashes erupt between nationalist protesters and police outside president's office in KievUkraine: Clashes erupt between nationalist protesters and police outside president's office in Kiev
February 23, 2021 at 22:18 GMT +00:00
02:47
Armenia: Protesters block traffic in Yerevan street at rally against PM PashinyanArmenia: Protesters block traffic in Yerevan street at rally against PM Pashinyan
February 23, 2021 at 23:13 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:08
Spain: Firefighters rescue dog trapped between rocks in PizarraSpain: Firefighters rescue dog trapped between rocks in Pizarra
February 24, 2021 at 00:04 GMT +00:00
03:28
Italy: Entertainment workers call for govt to help sector at Rome protestItaly: Entertainment workers call for govt to help sector at Rome protest
February 24, 2021 at 04:50 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:29
New Zealand: 40 beached pilot whales cared for by volunteers but concerns remainNew Zealand: 40 beached pilot whales cared for by volunteers but concerns remain
February 23, 2021 at 13:24 GMT +00:00
02:16
Georgia: Thousands protest in Tbilisi after arrest of opposition leaderGeorgia: Thousands protest in Tbilisi after arrest of opposition leader
February 23, 2021 at 16:31 GMT +00:00
02:20
Ecuador: Relatives gather outside Guayaquil prison after at least 21 inmates die in riotEcuador: Relatives gather outside Guayaquil prison after at least 21 inmates die in riot
February 24, 2021 at 02:04 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:41
Germany: Berlin zoo welcomes first baby gorilla in 16 yearsGermany: Berlin zoo welcomes first baby gorilla in 16 years
February 23, 2021 at 19:18 GMT +00:00
03:13
UAE: STREIT Group unveils electric armoured vehicle at Abu Dhabi arms expoUAE: STREIT Group unveils electric armoured vehicle at Abu Dhabi arms expo
February 23, 2021 at 17:13 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:59
Guatemalan football player takes simulation to new level faking he was hit by objectGuatemalan football player takes simulation to new level faking he was hit by object
February 23, 2021 at 19:06 GMT +00:00
View all videos