Israel’s National Disaster Management Coordinator, Chaim Rafalowski, spoke to NTN24 about the current conflict in the Middle East after the attack carried out by Hamas against Israeli territory more than a week ago.
According to Rafalowski, three of its members died in the bombing while treating patients in Israel.
“One of them, a 25-year-old boy with two small children, died when Hamas terrorists shot at his ambulance on the way to respond to the victims of the attack.”he admitted.
On the other hand, the Israeli official indicated that two other colleagues, a female paramedic and a male volunteer, also died amid clashes when they were carrying out their duties in other areas of the country.
“So far we have treated more than three thousand victims. My colleagues treated many serious victims that had never been seen before. “he added.
On Saturday, October 7, around 6:30 a.m. (local time), the terrorist group Hamas launched more than two thousand missiles against Israel, an action that the Hebrew nation responded with a counter-offensive against the Gaza Strip, where the government is in charge. group.
“Hamas has a tactic that fires more than one missile in succession, which means that, if one wants to go out to treat a patient because of the shooting that happened, it is likely that there will be a missile that be fired when we treat. patients in the same place.” “Rafalowski added.
According to official Israeli reports, the terrorist attack left more than 1,400 people diedmostly civilians, and 200 hostages held by Hamas.
In the Gaza Strip, the authorities of the Palestinian enclave reported saturated hospitals, more than 3,700 Gazans died and 12,500 were injured.
On the thirteenth day of a war that has not stopped despite diplomatic efforts around the world, Palestinians blockaded in the Gaza Strip await the arrival of trucks with humanitarian aid promised by the United States and Egypt.