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Israeli soldiers rescue group of 20 Palestinians after serious crash

By Mason White 4:47 PM April 7, 2014
Israeli soldiers helping wounded Palestinian 

By: Hydar Tomar
About 20 Palestinians are lucky to be alive after Israeli soldiers came to rescue them after they were involved in a crash, the IDF Blog reported.

Magen David Adom alerted the IDF Medical Corps of Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank, that a serious accident had occurred on a road in the region early Tuesday morning.

The accident took place near the town of Efrat, between a private vehicle and a Palestinian minibus. In less than five minutes, Cpt. Karin Yamin and three paramedics arrived at the scene. All of the minibus’ passengers required medical care.

When she arrived at the scene, Cpt. Karin Yamin had to act quickly to take care of the twenty Palestinians, who were wounded in the crash. The IDF Medical Corps team in Judea and Samaria is regularly in contact with the Palestinian Red Crescent.

In this case, IDF soldiers were the first to respond, and quickly afterwards, the Red Crescent arrived and transferred the wounded to ambulances.

Cpt. Karin Yamin has been serving as an IDF Medical Officer in Judea and Samaria’s Etzion Brigade for around seven months. Today’s emergency was just one of many that she handles on a regular basis.

“For the soldiers in my unit, saving lives is a priority. Whether the patients are Israeli, Palestinian, Christian or Druze, we take care of them all in the same way. We also provide equipment to Red Crescent ambulances, especially when we see that they lack medical equipment,” Cpt. Karin said.

“It’s important for me to emphasize that cooperation between the IDF and the Palestinian Authority goes in both directions.” Karin added that the Palestinians treated this morning were very satisfied with the care they received.