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Jerusalem - Muslim Paramedic Recalls At Jewish Wedding How He Saved Bride From Death

Published on: July 12, 2019 09:22 AM
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Jerusalem - It is not unusual for a wedding to leave many of the guests in tears. However, a wedding in Israel last week did not leave a dry eye in the house for a very special reason.

Muawiya Kabha, a Muslim paramedic in a response unit of United Hatzalah, made a special appearance at the wedding of Shahar Kugelmas and Nir David, and recounted to the guests present how in April 2009, he had arrived at the scene of a car crash to find Shahar dead.

The car that Shahar was a passenger in had crashed into a tree at Sirkin Junction, near Petah Tikva.

“When I arrived there after two minutes, the doctor told me ‘this injured girl, don’t touch her. I have already declared her dead. Let’s treat the driver,’” Kabha recalled through the microphone.

“I told him okay you treat the driver and I stayed treating Shahar.”

“When I got to Shahar, she was in cardiac arrest. And per protocol, the doctor was right, we needed to declare the death. But what I felt from above is that I still need to try and save her,” Kabha said to applause from the wedding guests.

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Kabha explained how he continued CPR on Shahar for about 40 minutes whilst she was still stuck in the car before accompanying her on the way to the hospital.

“We continued CPR on the way to the hospital and at the entrance to the hospital she had a heartbeat. Her heart started to beat. I want to tell you that when I returned home that night I didn’t have a hope,” Kabha recalled. “I put my head on the pillow and thought the Angel of Death might have beaten me. But I knew that I did everything I could to try and save her.

“In the end, I must have done what I needed to do, because look, Shahar is with us.”

Shahar’s new husband Nir David told Ynet, “Without Muawiya, the wedding yesterday would never have taken place. Shahar had no idea he was going to speak at the wedding ceremony.”

He explained that Kabha had been invited as a guest of the bride’s father, Yitzhak.

Kabha finished his short speech at the wedding by thanking Shahar and saying “People ask me all the time, how do you keep going after all the death you see in your work. The answer is here, Shahar. I am able to continue my work because of you. Because I saved your body. But you saved my soul. Every time I remember calls that I have been to, I remember you and your smile. Thank you, thank you. Mazal Tov. I love you both.”

 



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 Jul 12, 2019 at 09:35 AM DovidT Says:

Thanks for sharing this uplifting story. It goes to show that with all the craziness in the world, there are people with genuine humanity and understand Hashem that created us all for a purpose to make the world a better place.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 09:39 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

And the right wing extremist would have us believe that all Muslims hate Jews and want us dead. Just goes to show how wrong they are.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM Peter Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

And the right wing extremist would have us believe that all Muslims hate Jews and want us dead. Just goes to show how wrong they are.

Stupid comment.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 10:15 AM 5TResident Says:

A nice story, but a sad one because its so rare.

Nu - and how many Muslims are saved every day in Israeli hospitals? How many Muslims come to Israeli hospitals every day for treatment because they know they will not be discriminated against for women or being Shia or Sunni or whatever? How many Israeli paramedics treat Muslims at accident scenes in Israel without question?

A lot, that's how many.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 10:16 AM Anonymous Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

And the right wing extremist would have us believe that all Muslims hate Jews and want us dead. Just goes to show how wrong they are.

Don't be silly. A lot of Arabs DO want us dead. Guys like this paramedic are the exception, not the rule.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 10:26 AM anon6 Says:

Wow just wow. Even better in the video in Hebrew!

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 11:12 AM VeyIzMir Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

And the right wing extremist would have us believe that all Muslims hate Jews and want us dead. Just goes to show how wrong they are.

Most Muslims want us dead. There are a few good people that are truly fine examples that shine through.
For every good Muslim, there are thousands of bad ones.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Unreal! May he be blessed!!
Wheres Archy? Wld u still curse all Muslims with Cancer? Maybe its ur wake up call to shut up and stop the racism as u might once b a beneficiary from someone u cursed all ur life. Food for thought, hu?

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 11:32 AM Aron1 Says:

Reply to #1  
DovidT Says:

Thanks for sharing this uplifting story. It goes to show that with all the craziness in the world, there are people with genuine humanity and understand Hashem that created us all for a purpose to make the world a better place.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt"l, has said many times that all people are inherently good.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

And the right wing extremist would have us believe that all Muslims hate Jews and want us dead. Just goes to show how wrong they are.

Not so fast...we have yet to hear the emes from Lord Archy, ha Nincompoop and enemy of all Muslims

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 12:51 PM Not archy but agree with him Says:

May 99.999999999% of muslims be smitten with cancer and A.L.S.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 03:04 PM Not the norm Says:

Reply to #2  
triumphinwhitehouse Says:

And the right wing extremist would have us believe that all Muslims hate Jews and want us dead. Just goes to show how wrong they are.

Well the Torah tells us about muslims. This wonderful gentleman must have Jewish blood in him.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 03:05 PM Duh Says:

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Peter Says:

Stupid comment.

You’re right but what do u expect from a farbissine liberal?

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 03:07 PM Yoni phony Says:

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Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

Not so fast...we have yet to hear the emes from Lord Archy, ha Nincompoop and enemy of all Muslims

You’re proof that bleeding heart liberals have no brains.

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