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Report: Israeli doctor secretly enters Nablus to treat Palestinian
Published Wednesday 27/02/2013 (updated) 03/03/2013 10:43
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Micha Shamir traveled to Nablus on Sunday. (MaanImages/Maariv)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An expert anesthesiologist from Israel secretly visited a Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank to treat a man injured by Jewish settlers, Israeli media reported Wednesday.

Micha Shamir, of Hadassah Resuscitation School and Service, and an Israeli nurse went to Nablus on Sunday to move a 27-year-old Palestinian who was seriously injured by settlers in Qusra, the Hebrew-language daily Maariv reported.

Israeli settlers shot two Palestinians in Qusra on Saturday. Hilmi Abdul Azizi was injured in the stomach, and Khalid Nafed was injured in the foot when settlers attacked villagers' homes.

"Seemingly Israel was very concerned about saving the injured man’s life. Going to Nablus was dangerous and I had several moments of fear," Shamir told Maariv.

The patient was being treated in a local hospital but his life was in danger and the hospital sought medical help from Israel. Officials contacted Shamir to ask if he would go to Nablus without a military escort.

"I did not think twice before I agreed," the anesthesiologist said.

The mission was approved after coordination with the mayor of Nablus and the Israeli Civil Administration, and Palestinian police accompanied the doctor.

"For a decade, there hasn't been such a mission," Shamir said.

A Palestinian vehicle waited at the entrance to Nablus, and the driver sped past Palestinian protesters who were clashing with Israeli troops near a military checkpoint.

Shamir spent over an hour examining the patient before they could move him, Maariv said.

The injured man was then evacuated by ambulance to a nearby Israeli military base where a helicopter was waiting to take him to hospital in Israel, according to the report.

As they left the Nablus hospital, the Israeli medics saw dozens of Palestinians gathering near the hospital.

"When we entered the hospital, nobody knew about us, but the mission had already been exposed and anyone could have done whatever they wanted," Shamir said.

"The way we were escorted was praiseworthy. The Palestinian security used an ambulance and some security patrols for camouflage to secure our mission."
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1 ) shirleyS / Australia
27/02/2013 21:47
whats this herosa mission it is their duty under int law to protect and help injured something they never do infact deliberatly allow people to die slow death and Isreal IS the illegal occupier they did this because of the esculkating anger in West Bank and the fact the worlds attnention is on Them and their cruelty more aface saving exercise than genuine humanitarianan

2 ) Dubner / USA
27/02/2013 23:07
@shirley: I hope a Jewish doctor would be willing to assist you when you are in trouble. That would be a proper irony!

3 ) gabi / australia
28/02/2013 06:19
WTF! International Law requires Israel do just that. The really funny part is that, for once, they are abiding by their obligations under International law. When all the world is looking. Of course.

4 ) observer / resident of the world
28/02/2013 08:45
Shirley I am definitely sorry for you for misinterpreting anything that could serve humanity as something not with genuine intention. I would have changed my specs if I viewed the world as ugly.

5 ) Outsider / EU
28/02/2013 09:51
It must be said that the Isralei medical corps consistently show more concern for human life than politics. This is not the first time Israeli medical teams have gone out of their way to help Palestinians, even ones involved in conflict (or in this case a victim).

6 ) Terese / Sakhnin
28/02/2013 09:53
What a stupid article Maan, it looks like U took it straight from Yedioth Ahranot. An Israeli doctor, going to Nablus, who was so afraid, facing bloodthirsty Palestinian demonstrators? You know that nobody will hurt the man, what a blush*t article. Yes, you can write about it, but not in a way like " the Israeli docotor is a hero, and if the Palestinians knew he was there , they would have lynched him. maan, where are you, I see more and more of these stupid articles lately.

7 ) Carlos / Usa
28/02/2013 19:01
The real reason this happened has nothing to do with humanitarianism. israel is getting desperate and does not want to aggravate the EU. The EU has a report saying to boycott israeli settlement products. israel could not let another innocent Palestinian die(israel just murdered Arafat Jadarat earlier this week). I do not doubt the humanitarianism of the Anestesiologist. The motive for allowing him to save the patient by israeli authorities is what I am sure of.

8 ) Harera / Usa
01/03/2013 05:22
I like this article and this should be more articles about coexistence unless about the division we all know the division stories

9 ) someone / somewhere in Palestine
01/03/2013 18:02
I fully agree with Terese #6. it is pure israeli language: portraying the israeli doctor as a hero, risking his life to save a palestinian protestor, while portraying palestinians as monsters waiting for an israeli to enter nablus to butcher him! what bull..it maan, u should be called arabic maariv. just how many times did israeli paramedics leave injured palestinians to bleed to death? do you want the statistics maan? if u r going to copy/paste, at least do it from palestinian sites, not israel
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