JERUSALEM, April 6 (JTA) — Police are investigating whether proper medical care was given to an Israeli soccer player who collapsed and died on the field during a weekend game. Wahib Jabara, 23, of Hapoel Taibe, collapsed in the middle of a game Saturday against Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv. The game was played in Umm el-Fahm. Doctors from both teams gave Jabara first aid, and an ambulance evacuated him to a hospital in Afula. He was declared dead on arrival. Family members criticized what they said was a delay in the ambulance’s arrival.
Police probe response to tragedy