Israeli Customs Agent Saves Palestinian’s Life At Border Crossing


erez crossingAn Israeli customs agent’s resourcefulness saved a Gazan merchant’s life on Thursday after the latter suffered a heart attack while transiting the Erez border crossing, Yisrael Hayom reports.

The merchant had arrived at the crossing to enter Israel when he suddenly collapsed as a result of a heart attack. An Israeli customs agent, who had undergone paramedic training in the past, rushed over to the man and began resuscitation efforts, using a defibrillator.

Another crossing employee, also a trained paramedic, joined the resuscitation efforts. A Magen David Adom ambulance later arrived at the scene with two additional paramedics.

After the merchant’s condition was stabilized, he was transported to a hospital where he underwent a catheterization procedure and regained consciousness.

{ Israel}