IDF medics treating wounded Syrians battle mental toll

“You can prepare yourself for combat like that in Operation Protective Edge, knowing that you have a limited number of ‘difficult days’. But in the Golan Heights, you face an unchanging reality of months. It’s not a war, but rather a crazy routine filled with anonymous wounded people and strangers, on almost a daily basis,” says G., a Golani paramedic who served in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge and is currently stationed in the Golan Heights, where he provides first aid to people wounded in Syria’s civil war.