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