There was drama in the West Bank involving soldiers and Palestinians this morning, my military sources tell me. But for once it was of a happy kind.
Just before 2 a.m. an expectant mother started early stage labor. There were no Palestinian ambulances in the area, so a call went out to the Israeli military for assistance.
The IDF sent an ambulance, which, after traversing a long dirt track to the woman’s home in the Jordan Valley, reached her. The driver and paramedic, Gilad Nesher, 20, carried her on a stretcher to the ambulance.