Private ambulance driver caught trying to smuggle 8 Palestinians from West Bank into Israel

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

A private ambulance driver was caught last night trying to smuggle eight Palestinians without permits into Israel.

The private ambulance was stopped at the Ofer checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel. The driver and Palestinians were arrested and the ambulance seized and taken to a Border Police base.

Health Minister Uriel Buso condemns the event, emphasizing that ambulances are to be reserved for transporting the sick and injured. “Any other use amounts to endangering public health,” he says.

Buso demands that the licenses of the ambulance driver and ambulance company be revoked and that law enforcement agencies carry out legal proceedings against them so that such an occurrence does not recur.

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