A Magen David Adom paramedic who performed CPR on a 60-year-old woman in Kiryat Tivon was assaulted and injured when a family member realized their resuscitation efforts failed. The incident occurred on Shabbos morning 6 Adar 5773.
The crew told police when they filed the official complaint that when they informed the son of the nifteres that there was nothing left to be done he assaulted them. A paramedic sustained a significant injury to a hand and they report the damage to equipment amounts to tens of thousands of NIS.
The EMS personnel attempted resuscitation for over an hour. As is the case at times, the efforts do not succeed and the patient is pronounced dead. The crew members report the damage to the equipment in the ambulance was quite extensive. A paramedic told police that at one point, the son threatened “I will get my pistol, come back and kill you all.”
Police announced arrests are expected in the case.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)