An image of two EMTs is going viral after it was snapped in Israel. The photo, captured on Wednesday, caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the other a Muslim — standing alongside their ambulance vehicle and praying in their respective traditions.
The image was shared by Nir Dvori, a journalist with Israel’s Channel 2 broadcaster.
— nir dvori (@ndvori) March 24, 2020
“It’s possible,” Dvori commented in Hebrew above the image.
The photograph of the EMTs caught the attention of pro-Israel social media influencers, several of whom commented that there was no better depiction of the country’s democratic and multi-ethnic character.
“Caught on camera,” tweeted retired Israeli diplomat Daniel Carmon — who was originally sent the photo through a group on WhatsApp that he belongs to — “a praying interlude in the midst of a hectic day by #Jewish and #Muslim @Mdais paramedics who will later continue fighting #CoronaVirus together. Touching photo, isn’t it?”
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Responding to another user who commented that “the Muslim probably hates the Jewish dude,” Carmon said that assessment could not be more wrong.
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