Jana – a 5 year-old girl from Ramallah – almost died after she was hit by a 5 kilogram stone that was thrown at her by a Palestinian terrorist. Fortunately, an IDF soldier, Erez Kahal, saved her life. In his civil life, Erez works as a surgeon at Shiba hospital.
When Jana’s parents found out that she had been hurt, they were shocked. Even though her child was bleeding, her mother hesitated to call the soldiers, who were on the other side of the road.
A while later they decided to call them because they were afraid for their daughter’s life. The soldiers then called the doctor Erez Kahal, and he took care of Jana.
After the incident, Erez (the doctor) said: “I don’t think there can be a situation in which a paramedic or a physician sees a person wounded and doesn’t leave everything behind and approach to take care of him, and it doesn’t matter whether he is Palestinian or Israeli.”
After Jana felt better, she asked to meet the doctor who saved her life. Jana and her parents were glad to meet Erez, and Erez was also happy to see that Jana has recovered. Her mother said that the lesson she took is that the IDF soldiers are human beings – if an Israeli soldier sees a person bleeding, they won’t abandon him. She said that it’s a good lesson for her and for everyone.
News report of the story (video from ELDESPEREAUX on youtube.com)