Such help may surprise some observers, given the long history of enmity between Israel and Syria.
But the hospitals and other humanitarian aid may play a more sophisticated role for Israel: keeping radical rebels such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria away from the border by helping more moderate rebel groups.
Ehud Yaari, a longtime Israeli analyst and TV commentator who tracks radicals and Israel's response to them, said he saw a strategic plan in Israel's actions.
"Israel is just making sure that the villages along the frontier remain sort of friendly, at least, nonhostile, and they are not shooting at us," he said.
At the field hospital, Bader insists the army is simply helping people in need.
But Israel's approach may be helping to win over the minds of those across the frontier.
The young man from Daraa, asked if his view of Israel had changed, replied: "It turns out to be the best state. ... The regime used to make us hate it, but it turned out to be the best country."
The mountainous Golan was captured by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967 against Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria. A peace deal was reached between Israel and Syria in 1974, and a U.N. observer force monitors the cease-fire line. Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1981.