Molotov cocktail thrown at IDF paramedics

IDF (Zahal) paramedics provide emergency care to both Israeli and Palestinian residents of Judea and Samaria

Date: 30/08/2011, 11:22 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Blog

Earlier this week, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an ambulance carrying IDF (Zahal) paramedics who were on their way to aid people injured in a serious car accident in a Palestinian area of Judea and Samaria.

The paramedics were undeterred by the attack and continued on their mission: to provide emergency care to all residents of Judea and Samaria, Israeli and Palestinian.

The IDF (Zahal) paramedics serving in the unit that was attacked participate in a 14-month training course. During the course, they are prepared to operate in relatively dangerous areas. The paramedics take appropriate precautions in order to ensure that their potential patients are not in fact terrorists. The paramedics wear helmets and flak jackets to protect themselves.

The IDF (Zahal) paramedics cooperate with both Israeli and Palestinian rescue services throughout Judea and Samaria and are responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of all those residing in the area. IDF (Zahal) paramedics treat victims of car accidents on main roads leading to Palestinian towns and often residents of those towns go outside the city limits to receive medical attention.