Palestinian youth save settler woman and infant after car flips in West Bank
A group of young Palestinian men saved an Israeli woman and her four-month-old infant after her car flipped over on the main road in Tuqu village east of Bethlehem Tuesday afternoon.
According to one of the rescuers, Ahmad Sulaiman, the driver lost control travelling at high speed and flipped three times before landing in the center of the road leading to the nearby settlement.
A group of youth nearby rushed to the scene and worked to extract the woman and her child from the wrecked car while another of the youth called an Israeli ambulance. The woman and child were evacuated to hospital; there was no word as to the severity of their injuries.
The woman, who lives in the Tuqu settlement, built on the village lands where the youth who saved her live. Last summer Israeli soldiers shot a youth throwing stones at a passing militarized jeep, and confrontations erupt between soldiers guarding the settlement and youth on a semi-regular basis.
Asked about his feelings after rescuing the settler woman, Sulaiman said neither he, nor any of the others hesitated to help the woman, who was easily identified as a settler and driving an Israeli-plated car.
“Our human feelings were much bigger at that moment than the feelings of enmity and hatred which Israeli settlers provoke,” he said.