An Arab woman from Dubai who gave birth while visiting Israel named her newborn son after an IDF officer who saved the day and assisted in delivering her baby.
The woman was traveling from Jordan to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday when she suddenly went into labor, Israeli news outlets reported Thursday.
An IDF officer, a member of Israel’s Druze minority stationed at the Jordan Valley border crossing, immediately administered medical treatment and accompanied the woman to a hospital in Jericho.
After the successful delivery, the woman decided to name the baby Hadi after the courteous officer, in a touching show of gratitude.
IDF medical teams and Israeli civilian emergency units from communities in Judea and Samaria regularly treat local Arabs, often after car accidents, for a broad array of ailments and injuries. Walking to an IDF checkpoint or to the front gate of an Israeli community for medical treatment is common practice among Arabs living in the PA-administered territories. Some months, Israeli medics treat more Palestinians than Israelis.
By: United with Israel Staff
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