An Arab woman from Dubai gave birth while visiting Israel and when she named her son she did something that no one expected.
The woman who was traveling from Jordan to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Judea and Samaria went into labor suddenly on Tuesday when an IDF officer, a member of Israel’s Druze minority stationed at the Jordan Valley border crossing, immediately gave her medical treatment and accompanied her to the hospital in Jericho.
After a successful delivery she decided to name the baby Hadi after the IDF officer who saved the day and assisted in delivering her baby, in a touching show of gratitude..
This is no special case, however. IDF medical teams and Israeli civilian emergency units from communities in Judea and Samaria regularly give medical treatment to local Arabs in cases such as after car accidents or for a broad array of ailments and injuries.
Arabs living in the PA-administered territories will often walk to an IDF checkpoint or to the front gate of an Israeli community for medical treatment. Some months, Israeli medics treat more Palestinians than Israelis.