Doctor: Boston Marathon attack relief efforts influenced by Israeli emergency expertise

(JNS.org) A doctor who dealt with the aftermath of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings credited Israeli expertise with his team’s ability to respond to a terrorist attack that killed three people and injured more than 100.

Alasdair Conn, Chief of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, speaks after Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Credit: Boston Herald video screenshot.

“About two years ago in actual fact we asked the Israelis to come across and they helped us set up our disaster team so that we could respond in this kind of manner,” said Alasdair Conn, Chief of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Algemeiner reported.

Conn, asked if he would characterize the Boston Marathon blasts as “almost something you would see in a military setting,” said the attack reminded him of something that would happen in Israel, whose citizens have been long accustomed to terrorist suicide bombings.

“Oh absolutely, absolutely this is like a bomb explosion that we hear about in the news in Baghdad, or Israel or some other tragic place in the world,” Conn said.

Posted on April 16, 2013 .