Palestinian who saved Jewish children loses job


A Palestinian man has been fired after saving a Jewish family when their car was attacked.

Rabbi Michael Mark's car was overturned when a Palestinian terrorist fired at his vehicle, killing him and critically injuring his wife. A local Palestinian man and his wife came to the rescue, removing the children from the car and administering first aid.

According to the head of Mount Hebron Regional Council, Yochai Damari, the man has since been fired from his job.

“I met with him and he asked me to help remove any obstacle preventing him from receiving a work permit [to work in Israel],” Mr Damari wrote in a Facebook post this week.

He said that the Palestinian man “protected the children ... despite the fact that dozens of vehicles passed by, threatened him and demanded that he stop treating Jews."

Mr Damari has also written to Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman asking for help in getting the man a work permit.

The man told Channel 2: “It doesn’t matter to me if it was an accident or a terror attack, it’s irrelevant. These are people, children, who need help, and if I can help, I will help them.

“The girl told me, ‘God sent an Arab to help us,’” he added.

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