Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara (Likud) said in an interview on Israel Radio on Saturday that Israeli doctors in the Turkey-Syria border area are treating Syrians wounded in the uprising against the Bashar Assad regime.

Kara, a member of Israel's Druze community, said that Israel is prepared to absorb Syrians wounded in the unrest in that country and also to send doctors to Jordan to treat the wounded.

Kara also said that, according to photos he has seen, the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against men, women, and children during its violent suppression of the uprising.