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First Responders Worked Feverishly to Aid Wounded Soldiers

Emergency personnel at scene of terrorist truck attack, January 8, 2017 (Photo: Magen David Adom)

The horrific terrorist truck attack this weekend in Jerusalem not only killed four IDF soldiers, but left 17 wounded. The Jerusalem Post's Daniel K. Eisenbud reports on the emergency efforts that saved the lives of those injured in the attack:

As a police helicopter hovered above, dozens of officers and emergency-response personnel worked feverishly on a cold Sunday afternoon to secure the scene of an attack that brutally killed four young IDF soldiers, and wounded 17 of their comrades.

The flatbed truck driven by the terrorist to run down the unwitting soldiers – who were exiting a bus adjacent to Jerusalem’s picturesque Armon Hanatziv promenade – pinned the four conscripts under its wheels.

Rolling the bullet-riddled vehicle was not an option, lest it further crush the three women and one man underneath it, who may still have been alive. Instead, a crane from a nearby firetruck was used to lift its front end.

But it was too late to save them. Still, others could be saved, so first responders from Magen David Adom, United Hatzalah and ZAKA worked in lockstep with police to administer first aid and transfer them to area hospitals.

One survivor was in critical condition, while the other 16 wounded ranged from light to serious condition...

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