Thousands of Syrians have been killed and millions more are on the run. That's just part of the cost of the ongoing civil war. Yet in all the chaos and heartache, unexpected examples of compassion could be healing more than just physical wounds.
The Golan Heights are part of Israel's 54-mile border with Syria. For decades, it remained fairly quiet. Then, six years ago, Syria erupted into civil war. Now rebel forces and Syrian troops battle each other less than two miles away from Israel.
In the midst of that fighting more than 3,000 wounded Syrian civilians have mysteriously crossed the border for medical treatment in Israel.
At the Galilee Medical Center in the northern coastal city of Nahariya, the staff has treated more than 1,500 victims of the Syrian civil war over the past three years. At the very least, it's changing their impression of the Israeli medical system in Syria.
One Syrian farmer came to Israel after an explosion severely injured his hands.
"No, I'm not afraid because I asked some guys who were here about the treatment," he said.
A second patient said he was always treated kindly.
"[They treated me] humanly," he said. "They didn't discriminate [against] us as Syrians or enemies."