Baby Wisam and his father in hospital in Israel. Photo courtesy of: Save a Child’s Heart and Ynet News
While Wisam recovers from heart surgery in Israel, his father’s concern turns to his Yazidi family in northern Iraq.
by, Ynet News
For Baby Wisam, a 17-month-old Yazidi child, Israel is the place that saved his life, even as ISIS threatened his family in northern Iraq.
The toddler has been in Israel since June with his father, where he has undergone heart surgery through the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation. The two arrived from northern Iraq, where ISIS forces are trying to eliminate the Yazidi minority.
Wisam was invited to Israel for treatment at the Wolfson Medical Center in Tel Aviv. In June, he and his father, Abu Wisam, left their home town of Sinjar to head to Israel for treatment.
The two spent the summer in Israel prior to…
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