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What the Guardian won’t report: “Extremist” settlers help save life of Palestinian baby


H/T Yisrael Medad

Here’s another heart warming story, in today’s Ynet, about Israelis saving Palestinian lives, one Harriet Sherwood will likely never deem worthy to report.

Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve Tzuf to offer his condolences  [where Fogel relatives are sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week], a Palestinian cab raced towards the community’s entrance. In it, soldiers and paramedics discovered a Palestinian woman in her 20s in advanced stages of labor and facing a life-threatening situation: The umbilical cord was wrapped around the young baby girl’s neck, endangering both her and her mother.

The quick action of settler paramedics and IDF troops deployed in the area saved the mother’s and baby’s life, prompting great excitement and emotions at the site where residents are still mourning the brutal death of five local family members.

[One of the paramedics who assisted with the birth] added that the local medical team is committed to assisting anyone in need.

“Two years ago, we also made sure to treat a terrorist who attempted to place a bomb on the road and was shot by soldiers,” he said.

Palestinians from the nearby village of Nabi Salah gathered around the paramedics along with the new grandmother and could not hide their joy. “They thanked us and told us they named the girl Jude,” Corporal Levin said.

IDF Corporal Levin and Palestinian baby, Jude

It doesn’t get much better than that.

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  1. Israelis are like that. Not all. But a lot of Israelis are like that.

    There’s the story of Rami Levy, the owner of the Supermarket chain, arriving at the house of the Fogel family in Itamar, unobtrusively filling the fridge and cupboard with food and when asked who he is, promising to keep them supplied until the youngest of the orphans turns eighteen.

  2. “That expression!”

    I’ve seen exactly the same smile on the face of someone else this week, someone of around the same age. Coincidental perhaps but she was surrounded by young children. That gentle half-smile bespeaks love and kindness. It is extremely endearing.