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Palestinians rescue Israeli settler stuck in pit for 6 days

Resident of Avnei Heffetz in northern West Bank found dazed, dehydrated after nearly a week in dark hole

Palestinian Civil Defense members rescue an Israeli settler who had been stuck in a pit for six days, November 26, 2016. (Screenshot/Channel 10)
Palestinian Civil Defense members rescue an Israeli settler who had been stuck in a pit for six days, November 26, 2016. (Screenshot/Channel 10)

An Israeli man was rescued on Saturday in the West Bank by members of the Palestinian Civil Defense branch from a pit he had been stuck in for six days.

According to Channel 10, the man — a resident of the settlement of Avnei Hefetz in the northern West Bank — reportedly descended into the pit on Sunday to seclude himself but couldn’t get back out after his rope ripped.

He was found on Saturday, dazed and dehydrated.

In a clip from the rescue, the man climbs out of the pit using a ladder and is helped out by the Palestinians who encourage him in Hebrew to keep calm and “hold tight.”

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Posted by ‎חדשות 13‎ on Saturday, November 26, 2016

After inquiring if he’s injured and providing water, a member of the team then went back into the pit to retrieve the man’s wallet which had fallen in.

He was transferred to Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and was being treated by Magen David Adom paramedics.

A probe was launched into the incident.

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