Terror Victim Becomes EMT

Terror Victim Becomes EMT

Credit:Magen David Adom

Two weeks ago, a terrorist bombing took the life of an Israeli teenager, while wounding her father and brother. Now, our friends at JNS tell us, Dvir Schnerb has recovered from the attack that took his sister’s life, and is working to save the lives of others:

Israeli teen Dvir Schnerb was certified to be an EMT for Israel’s national emergency service Magen David Adom on Tuesday, less than two weeks after a terrorist bomb in southern Samaria killed his sister and left him seriously injured.

Schnerb, 19, was wounded by a remotely detonated bomb that killed his 17-year-old sister, Rina, and injured their father while they were hiking near the popular Ein Bubin Springs on Aug. 23.

The ceremony announcing Schnerb’s certification as an EMT took place a few hours after he was released from the hospital.

He said at the event that as a volunteer EMT, he will honor his sister’s memory by working to save other people’s lives. He thanked the medical professionals who saved his own life, remarking, “You all gave me a gift, the gift of life. I promise to use this gift to be the best I can be.”

He added, “MDA decided to dedicate this course in memory of Rina. Rina saved lives in her own way. She saved souls by teaching, by kindness and by volunteering. I think that the connection between saving both the soul and the body is something that we, the caregivers, must take with us…”

Tags: Dvir Schnerb Israel JNS Terrorism

More From Stand For Israel

Stand For Israel

Gantz Gives Up…Third Election to Come?

Israeli PM candidate General Benny Gantz has conceded his mandate to form a coalition government, paving the way for yet another election in Israel.

Stand For Israel

The West Bank — A Biblical Backgrounder

While the world debates the legality of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), the Bible documents the millennia-old Jewish presence in this ancient land.

Stand For Israel

The Star of the East…and His Son

Barney Aaron and his son — "Young Barney Aaron" — were hall of fame boxers of the 19th century...and they were Jewish!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.