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Jerusalem - ZAKA Says Volunteers Are Instructed To Treat Jewish Victims Before Terrorists

Published on: October 15, 2015 09:00 PM
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Members of Zaka Rescue and Recovery team check the  body of a Palestinian man, who attempted to stab paramilitary police and was shot dead according to an Israeli police spokeswoman, at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City October 14, 2015. ReutersMembers of Zaka Rescue and Recovery team check the body of a Palestinian man, who attempted to stab paramilitary police and was shot dead according to an Israeli police spokeswoman, at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City October 14, 2015. Reuters

Jerusalem - In response to a charge by Magen David Adom’s general director Eli Bein that ZAKA medical volunteers will attend to Arab terrorists first if they are wounded more severely than Jewish victims, the director of the emergency response organization stated firmly on Thursday that volunteers are always instructed that Jewish victims are their top priority.

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ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1OxKhDt) reports that in clarifying the situation, director Yehuda Meshi Zahav said that Jews always come first but explained that volunteers arriving on the scene of an attack are often faced with difficult decisions, such as Jewish victims being only slightly-to-moderately injured while an Arab terrorist may be in critical condition.

“Volunteers are faced with a great many number of serious ethical questions,” Zahav said. “You always have to deal first with those who are more severely wounded and this is a very difficult question.”

“The volunteers are asking us what to do,” Zahav added. “In reality, it’s a bit easier because it’s forbidden to touch the terrorist until a police sapper comes to check if he’s armed with a bomb. This is what gives us time to check injured Jews in the meantime.”


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 Oct 15, 2015 at 09:22 PM yochy Says:

that volunteers arriving on the scene of an attack are often faced with difficult decisions, such as Jewish victims being only slightly-to-moderately injured while an Arab terrorist may be in critical condition. hmm..very difficult decisions indeed. you'll never see another dime if that is your policy.

Now for the correct policy- treat the victims and kick the terrorist until he stops moving.

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 09:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Really...u mean common sense doesn't dictate that?

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM Boochie Says:

Why treat the terrorist at all, let him suffer

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Is this satire?????????

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 10:27 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Sure, friendly severely wounded wounded first, enemy severely wounded next, friendly light wounds third and then enemy lightly wounded last. After that we can sort out the dead.

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 10:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Its a tough decision but should be guided by the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian who is also among the casualties at a terrorist attack. All of the victims should be treated under the same triage criteria.

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 11:24 PM CHANA1 Says:

Really now? DUH

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 11:55 PM Jews Must Help Everyone Says:

The article makes me sick. Either it is written by a foolish reporter or the Zaka Director is out of order. Terrorist are people too and should not be permitted to suffer. We must remember that we are Jews and not sadists. As Americans and as Jews we are dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Surely, many fools out there while reading this may not agree with me. My position is that a terrorist must be fully helped immediately at the scene. If a terrorist is injured critically or lightly its our duty to help relieve his suffering. A terrorist has rights too -yes special right- and he must be put out of his misery as quickly as possible; preferably with a bullet right in his head. Thank you for listening. Checks Shomer Shabbos. We have receipt books.....

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 11:57 PM lazerx Says:

I think it is time to stop donating to MDA and Hatzalah, until they change their policies and force the families of terrorists to pay fully for any services rendered and to refuse to give service to terrorists at all.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 12:20 AM VeyIzMir Says:

Reply to #8  
Jews Must Help Everyone Says:

The article makes me sick. Either it is written by a foolish reporter or the Zaka Director is out of order. Terrorist are people too and should not be permitted to suffer. We must remember that we are Jews and not sadists. As Americans and as Jews we are dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Surely, many fools out there while reading this may not agree with me. My position is that a terrorist must be fully helped immediately at the scene. If a terrorist is injured critically or lightly its our duty to help relieve his suffering. A terrorist has rights too -yes special right- and he must be put out of his misery as quickly as possible; preferably with a bullet right in his head. Thank you for listening. Checks Shomer Shabbos. We have receipt books.....

Oh yeah? I would love to see if you stand firmly on you foolish position if your child was lying wounded next to the perpetrator terrorist. Who would you want the medics to help more? The attacker? The animal who wanted your child dead? A criminal and blood thirsty Arab should be last if at all treated for his wounds that he himself caused.

SHAME ON YOU!

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 12:26 AM knowitall1 Says:

They should NOT be taking about Jew vs Palestinian, they should be debating Israeli vs Terrorist! The headline and article by using the words Jewish Victim instead of Israeli victim can be misconstrued by non Jews as saying the debate is if Jews should be treated before even innocent non Jews, which is not the professional way in Israel.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 12:45 AM Honestdude Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Its a tough decision but should be guided by the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian who is also among the casualties at a terrorist attack. All of the victims should be treated under the same triage criteria.

please read the article more clearly it never said anything about innocent Palestinian bystanders being part of the ethical dilemma! The question was when should you treat the Terrorist! Also your quote that"the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian" is very concerning. Please ask your local Rabbi what the value of a jewish soul is?

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 01:22 AM Anonymous Says:

the world has gone mad

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 01:44 AM anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Its a tough decision but should be guided by the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian who is also among the casualties at a terrorist attack. All of the victims should be treated under the same triage criteria.

Sorry, the life of VICTIMS - especially of a yid - are 100 times more valuable than the life of a terrorist who are not victims at all but animals.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 01:57 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Jews Must Help Everyone Says:

The article makes me sick. Either it is written by a foolish reporter or the Zaka Director is out of order. Terrorist are people too and should not be permitted to suffer. We must remember that we are Jews and not sadists. As Americans and as Jews we are dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Surely, many fools out there while reading this may not agree with me. My position is that a terrorist must be fully helped immediately at the scene. If a terrorist is injured critically or lightly its our duty to help relieve his suffering. A terrorist has rights too -yes special right- and he must be put out of his misery as quickly as possible; preferably with a bullet right in his head. Thank you for listening. Checks Shomer Shabbos. We have receipt books.....

If anyone is a fool, it's you. Sorry to burst your bubble. Terrorists are NOT people. They're in the line of vicious animals and should be treated so. If you can't understand the difference there's something terribly wrong with you! We Jews follow a Torah and has nothing to do with being sadists. If anything, Chazal clearly state "One who has mercy on the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful." How true Chazal's statement is. I think of you with this Chazal. Hey, you know? The Germans had the same "merciful" mentality as you and would be more concerned of dogs suffering than of Jews. Time for you to start learning Torah with a Jewish heart.

But I agree with your last suggestion of putting a bullet in his head but that could be after he/she had suffered quite a bit.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 02:04 AM anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Jews Must Help Everyone Says:

The article makes me sick. Either it is written by a foolish reporter or the Zaka Director is out of order. Terrorist are people too and should not be permitted to suffer. We must remember that we are Jews and not sadists. As Americans and as Jews we are dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Surely, many fools out there while reading this may not agree with me. My position is that a terrorist must be fully helped immediately at the scene. If a terrorist is injured critically or lightly its our duty to help relieve his suffering. A terrorist has rights too -yes special right- and he must be put out of his misery as quickly as possible; preferably with a bullet right in his head. Thank you for listening. Checks Shomer Shabbos. We have receipt books.....

These absurd posts coming from a Jew are precisely the reason why so many Jews go OTD. Their Jewish heart has gone awry.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 03:58 AM anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Jews Must Help Everyone Says:

The article makes me sick. Either it is written by a foolish reporter or the Zaka Director is out of order. Terrorist are people too and should not be permitted to suffer. We must remember that we are Jews and not sadists. As Americans and as Jews we are dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Surely, many fools out there while reading this may not agree with me. My position is that a terrorist must be fully helped immediately at the scene. If a terrorist is injured critically or lightly its our duty to help relieve his suffering. A terrorist has rights too -yes special right- and he must be put out of his misery as quickly as possible; preferably with a bullet right in his head. Thank you for listening. Checks Shomer Shabbos. We have receipt books.....

It's your warped mind that makes you sick. Refuah shelemah beruchnius ubegashmius. May you merit to develop Jewish pride and may Hashem give you the intelligence to differentiate between people and terrorists.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 08:48 AM cyrano Says:

Reply to #8  
Jews Must Help Everyone Says:

The article makes me sick. Either it is written by a foolish reporter or the Zaka Director is out of order. Terrorist are people too and should not be permitted to suffer. We must remember that we are Jews and not sadists. As Americans and as Jews we are dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Surely, many fools out there while reading this may not agree with me. My position is that a terrorist must be fully helped immediately at the scene. If a terrorist is injured critically or lightly its our duty to help relieve his suffering. A terrorist has rights too -yes special right- and he must be put out of his misery as quickly as possible; preferably with a bullet right in his head. Thank you for listening. Checks Shomer Shabbos. We have receipt books.....

I find it somewhat dismaying that so many of your critics cannot differentiate between sarcasm and naivete. I'll admit you had me for a second or two, but I caught on after "he must be put out of his misery and quickly as possible......" .

In defense of your critics, it is possible that this topic is so serious that some people don't anticipate a sardonic witticism, and actually believe you're for real.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 09:23 AM yankee96 Says:

terrorist should be killed, not treated,and their bodies should never be returned so that their families cannot parade them as heroes.

second:their families left behind should be held accountable AND HAVE ANY ASSETS CONFISCATED and treated as terrorists as well,and should be deported from Israel, AFTER their homes are destroyed

wake up everyone:THIS IS WAR NOT PADDIECAKES AND REAL JEWISH LIVES ARE AT STAKE HERE.

IN WAR THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS COMPASSION FOR THE ENEMY.

THESE SAVAGES MUST BE SHOWN FORCE,WHICH IS WHAT THEY UNDERSTAND ,AND THE MEDIA BE DAMNED

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 09:29 AM cassandra Says:

DO NOT COMPARE TERRORISTS TO ANIMALS! No animal would do such things. These are sub-humans, mutants, monsters, but NOT animals. Oh and BTW, why waste a bullet to put the mutant out of his misery? Use his knife.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 09:52 AM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #17  
anonymous Says:

It's your warped mind that makes you sick. Refuah shelemah beruchnius ubegashmius. May you merit to develop Jewish pride and may Hashem give you the intelligence to differentiate between people and terrorists.

Have you bothered to read the post you replied to?

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 10:11 AM MyThreeCents Says:

It says in the Torah "Haboh l'hargecha, hashkem l'hargo". (If someone comes to kill you, get up and kill him, [before he kills you].) So why are any wounded terrorists being treated at all? They came to kill and should be killed.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM BuckyinWisconsin Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Its a tough decision but should be guided by the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian who is also among the casualties at a terrorist attack. All of the victims should be treated under the same triage criteria.

I think we are talking about the actual Muslim/Arab terrorist in this case. I think ZAKA would treat all equally in an accident siutation.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 10:31 AM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Its a tough decision but should be guided by the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian who is also among the casualties at a terrorist attack. All of the victims should be treated under the same triage criteria.

I acknowledge there are innocent Palestinians, but they were not a subject of this story...which was about Israeli Yiddishe victims and Arab attackers.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM bennyt Says:

An Arab terrorist's life is worth 1/1000th that of a Jew's life as evidenced by the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap.

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 Oct 17, 2015 at 03:32 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Its a tough decision but should be guided by the simple fact that the life of a yid is no more valuable than the life of an innocent Palestinian who is also among the casualties at a terrorist attack. All of the victims should be treated under the same triage criteria.

Read post #25

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 Oct 17, 2015 at 03:42 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #21  
clear-thinker Says:

Have you bothered to read the post you replied to?

I read it about 5 times before posting because I couldn't believe a Jew should be so cold-blooded. I disagree with poster #18 that poster #8 meant it sarcastically. S/he did not ! and expected people to be upset at her/his heartless post so s/he added that last line but her/his heart wasn't with it at all. The top 3/4 of that post together with the poster's name was exactly how the poster felt about it. You and poster #18 were the only ones fooled.

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