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Meet Palestine’s first female ambulance driver

Sandra Bali, a Palestinian nurse from the West Bank, got her ambulance driver’s license this year despite the male monopoly in the field.
Palestinian ambulance driver Sandra Bali behind the wheel during her shift, Gaza Strip, August 2022.

Gaza — Sandra Bali, 24, from Halhul city in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, has had a desire to help the sick and injured as long as she can remember, which she believes is a national duty. This has prompted her to defy all odds and become the first female ambulance driver in Palestine.

Bali, who has been working as a nurse in Ahli Hospital in Hebron for two years, had been wanting to break the male monopoly of this profession for years. So she decided to get her ambulance driver's license this year.

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