I treated knife attack victims — but
ILAN KLEIN’S job is hard — but his country is strong. That was the messagetheMagenDavidAdomparamedic gave in the wake of the terror attacks in Israel.
Mr Klein, who has worked with Israel’s leading emergency service for 20 years, last week treated nine victims of stabbings in Jerusalem — as well as one terrorist who had carried out an attack.
He said: “I treated one female terrorist in the Old City. When I was treating her, she was quiet. She let me treat her.
“We have to try to separate the situation, and understand that we need to treat people who need it. Afterwards, it’s very hard. I know she tried to kill a Jew — but in that situation, you have to treat her like anyone else.”
Mr Klein also treated an Israeli policeman and male civilian as well as other victims.
He recalled: “I saved a life last week because I stopped the bleeding. I put pressure on the back of a man’s neck, where he was stabbed by a terrorist. He’s now going to be okay.
“It’s hard because you know it could have been you. In one incident, I was at the scene 10 minutes before the attack took place.
“But you understand that you are part of a war. You understand that you