ISRAELI AMBULANCE WORKER CAUGHT SPITTING ON PORTRAITS OF JESUS CHRIST
An Israeli ambulance worker caught on camera spitting on portraits of Jesus Christ while visiting a Christian home to carry out a Covid-19 test has been fired.
The medic was seen removing protective clothing before spitting on three pictures in the communal hallway of the block of flats in Jaffa in Tel Aviv.
When confronted, the medic claimed the imagery was a form of idolatry forbidden by the Hebrew Bible.
Israel’s ambulance service said it “strongly condemned” his actions.
The Magen David Adom (MDA) employee, it said, was “unworthy of representing the organisation” and was dismissed immediately.
The incident happened on Sunday when the medic went to the block – whose residents are all Christian, according to media reports.
Security camera footage showed the worker removing his mask and overalls before turning around and spitting three times in succession on the portrait.