The woman apparently suffered a stroke and is currently in serious condition.
Gantz arrived at the restaurant with his bodyguards to have dinner with friends Friday. Around 8 pm, when the eatery was crowded with diners, the army chief noticed that a woman collapsed at a nearby table and rushed to help her along with his security guards.
"It was completely sudden. There was no advance warning," a diner who witnessed the incident told Ynet. "At the beginning of the evening people took note of the army chief but respected his privacy and did not bother him. Yet attention was naturally directed at him later because he was the first to respond and treat the woman."
"It was a moving sight and I certainly hope his treatment helped her," the eyewitness said.
A Magen David Adom ambulance team was dispatched to the site, treated the woman, and evacuated her to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva.
The IDF Spokesman's Office issued the following statement: "The chief of staff and a team belonging to the VIP protection unit are in touch with the family and wish the woman a full recovery."
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