A Palestinian baby was saved last week by the quick response of an IDF medic on duty at the Zeitim border crossing in Jerusalem.
The incident took place when two Palestinian women arrived at the border crossing carrying the baby, who was ill and was breathing with an oxygen tank, and called for help.
Nineteen-year-old Corporal Adam, who was stationed at the crossing as a combat medic, rushed to the infant's help as he struggled to breathe and was unresponsive.
The quick-witted soldier noticed that the child's oxygen tank was poorly connected and began performing CPR on the child as they waited for an ambulance.
As the time passed, Corporal Adam feared that first responders may not arrive on time. That is when he asked a police officer to flag down a taxi and take the child and the women to a nearby East Jerusalem hospital.
"When the taxi arrived, I told the driver what to do as I continued performing CPR on the child. The taxi drove away, and I carried on with my work at the crossing as usual," Adam said. "A few hours later, I saw this family coming back to the checkpoint. They came to thank me and tell me that the baby was fine. It's a great feeling to save a baby. I'm glad I could help him."
First published: 22:18, 12.07.21