Yazidi Baby Undergoes Life-saving Heart Surgery at Israel Hospital

17-month-old Wisam, whose family were forced to leave Sinjar after its capture by Islamic State militants, was brought to Israel for the operation in early June.

About 150 children from Arab countries and the Palestinian territories undergo heart surgery every year at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon. The logistics of getting them in and out of Israel often present challenges, but rarely does it get this complicated.