French health minister visits Israel to learn how to treat terror victims

French Minister of Health Marisol Touraine. Credit: Mathieu Delmestre via

( French Minister of Health Marisol Touraine visited Israel this week in an effort to learn from the Jewish state's medical expertise on treating victims of terror attacks.

Touraine visited Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center on Thursday and met with her Israeli counterpart, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman. France needs to “think about the best way to prepare our hospitals in case of new attacks,” especially given her country’s “dramatic terror attack at the end of last year,” Touraine said in reference to the six coordinated Islamist shootings that killed 130 people in Paris last November.

Touraine also expressed her desire for greater cooperation between France and Israel, so that France can “learn from the Israeli experience,” the Associated Press reported.

Posted on April 1, 2016 .