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Ambulance pelted with stones near Ramla
A Magen David Adom ambulance on an emergency call stoned on Route 431; no injuries reported but windshield smashed.
A Magen David Adom (MDA) amubulance on an emergency call was pelted with stones on Route 431 near Ramla on Wednesday night. No injuries were reported but the windshield was shattered.

 

 

This is the third time in two weeks that a vehicle was stoned on Route 431, which crosses Israel's central coastal plain from Tel Aviv to Modi'in.

 

Police believe that the motive of the attack was nationalistic. At 7:30pm, the ambulance, which was on its way to treat a person suffering from a possible heart attack and travelling at a fast pace with lights flashing and sirens blaring, was stoned on the section of the high-speed route between Ramla junction and Rishonim junction.

 

MDA ambulance stoned on Route 431
MDA ambulance stoned on Route 431
 

 

The driver managed to stop the vehicle without losing control of it, but the ambulance was now out of service, and MDA sent out another ambulance to treat the sick person.

 

"We saw the big stone which was thrown at us on the road," MDA paramedic Shmulik Bouanis related. "Miraculously, the stone didn't hit any of us in the ambulance."

 

MDA Director General Eli Bin stated, "We view attacks or attempted attacks against MDA ambulances as very serious incidents, and are sure that the Israel Police will bring the criminials responsible to full justice."

 

Police investigators of the coastal plain area were at the scene carrying out searches and will continue the investigation.

 

Just last week, two vehicles were stoned on the same stretch of Route 431, and both had their windshields shattered. In one of the cases, the driver, a 30-year-old woman, was lightly wounded and was sent to the hospital to be treated.

 


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