Friday, April 27, 2012

Blank Page News

Could some bookmaker please inform me of the correct odds about this story ever seeing the light of day in the Melbourne Age? Soldiers save Palestinian baby near border crossing

In the early hours of Monday morning, the baby's Palestinian mother made her way to the border crossing while carrying her sick daughter in order to ask the soldiers for help.

A soldier who was on guard duty, noticing the mother's distress, immediately called the battalion's physician, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Michael Findlar.

"The baby suffered from severe respiratory distress and was vomiting," said the military physician.

"We immediately began administering first aid and stabilized her condition.

"While several of us were treating the baby, another soldier called an ambulance in order to evacuate her to the Ramallah hospital," he said.

According to Dr. Findlar, this was not the first incident of its kind. He said local Palestinians realize they are better off turning to IDF soldiers during a medical emergency.

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