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Meet the Jewish doctor who saves Palestinian attackers and the Muslim doctor who saves Jewish victims

Wednesday, Oct 28 2015

From left: Ahmed Eid, head of surgery, and Elchanan Fried, head of the Intensive Care Unit, at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. (David Vaaknin/For The Washington Post)

As terrorism haunts the streets of Jerusalem, the Hadassah Medical Center continues to perform its sacred role on the world stage. Its Israeli and Palestinian physicians continue to practice their profession of saving lives, whether their patient proves to be terror victim or terrorist.  As Hadassah’s Prof. Ahmed Eid recently told the parent of a 13-year-old Israeli boy who was stabbed by a teenager his age, “My name is Ahmed Eid. I’m Director of Surgery. An Ahmed stabbed your son, and an Ahmed is going to save your son. ”
 
Read more in The Washington Post, “Meet the Jewish doctor who saves Palestinian attackers and the Muslim doctor who saves Jewish victims.”
 

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