There was a tragic bus accident this morning near Jerusalem — a Palestinian school bus hit a truck, causing the bus to flip over and catch on fire. The Palestinian Red Crescent hasn’t made up its mind yet about the number of casualties, but between 6-8 children were killed and dozens injured — some seriously.
Yet immediately after the tragedy, the Palestinian Authority’s Health Minister, Dr. Fathi Abu Morley called a press conference in Ramallah, blasting Israel for “not responding in time”
The Palestinian’s lie is simply and absolutely disgusting.
As a first responder medic for both Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah emergency response medical services, I received a MDA emergency pager message at 9:13 AM this morning, that a school bus had flipped over and a mass casualty incident was declared. Moments later I received an SMS from United Hatzalah, calling on all emergency medical personnel in the area to respond. I switched to channel 1 on my United Hatzalah cellular radio, and heard dozens of first responders announcing they were on their way to the scene of the accident. No one even mentioned that it was a “Palestinian school bus” — since that was completely irrelevant.