Covid-19: Health official sacked for spitting on portrait of Jesus

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A health official working for Magen David Adom (MDA) organization in Israel has been sacked after being caught on camera spitting on portraits of Jesus while visiting a Christian home to carry out a Covid test in Jaffa in Tel Aviv.

On interrogation, the medic claimed the imagery was a form of idolatry forbidden by the Hebrew Bible.

“In Judaism this is foreign worship,” he said.

According to media reports, the incident happened on Sunday when the medic went to a block of flats whose residents are all Christians.

Security camera footage shows the worker removing his mask and overalls before turning around and spitting three times in succession.

The Magen David Adom (MDA) employee, it said, was “unworthy of representing the organisation” and was dismissed immediately.

In a tweet, the ambulance service said it “strongly condemned” what happened, adding that it works with, and employs, members of all religions and sections of society.

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