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.