Surya Fachri taken to hospital near Tel Aviv

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A Jordanian ambulance has taken Surya Fachrizal, an Indonesian volunteer who suffered shot wounds in Israel`s May 31 attack on the aid ship Mavi Marmara, to a Haifa hospital near Tel Aviv, an Indonesian envoy said on Sunday.

"I reported to the foreign minister that 15 minutes ago the Jordanian ambulance carrying Surya Fachri arrived at the King Hussein Bridge Border Gate at 12.10 local time," Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Zainul Bahar Noor said.

"I have three times talked with Dr. Hani Belkhous of Ramban Hospital in Haifa City near Tel Aviv who conducted an operation on Surya. He told me that Surya`s health condition is very good. He can sit, walk and defecate normally," he said.

He said he, along with 10 volunteers met with Surya for five minutes when he was removed to the ambulance owned by the King Hussein Medical City.

"Surya looked very fresh and could get on the ambulance. He only felt pain on the former wounds," he said.

Mavi Marmara was among of six ships attempting to ferry relief supplies to the Gaza Strip when it was attacked by the Israeli navy last Monday.

Twelve Indonesians were on board the ship. Reports from various sources said nine people were killed and more than 30 others injured in the attack.

The Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in its official website on Sunday five Indonesian volunteers who escaped the attack are scheduled to arrive at Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Monday.

Four of the volunteers will arrive at the airport at 3.15 p.m. by an Emirate flight, it said.

The four are H. Ferry Nur S.Si, chief of the Indonesian Committee for Palestinian Solidarity (KISPA), Muhendri Muchtar, KISPA deputy chief, Hardjito Warno, KISPA member, and Muhammad Yasin, TV One journalist. They will be accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Zaenul Bahar Noor.

Another Indonesian volunteer, Okvianto Baharudin, who suffers shot wounds will arrive at the airport at 1.15 p.m. by a Singapore Airline flight from Istanbul, Turkey. He will be accompanied by dr. Mustafa Uner Karacaoglu of Turkey and the Indonesian ambassador to Turkey.

Oktavianto has earlier been treated at Bagcilar Devlet Hastanesi hospital in Istanbul. Shortly after he arrives at the airport he will undergo a further medical checkup by a team of doctors from the health ministry.

Four volunteers of the Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) -- Nur Fitri Moeslim Taher (chief of MER-C team), and Arief Rachman, Abdillah Onim, and Nur Ikhwan Abadi, all MER-C team members-- are still in Amman. (*)

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