A medic in the Israeli army, he and his partners rushed to the scene of a car accident in a Palestinian community near Ramallah. A cement truck had collided with a school bus and the scene was devastating. A number of the children were badly burnt and died on impact. He remembers seeing one pink shoe which was just so out of place that it haunted his memory for years. He and his team went to work immediately trying to save those they could but were soon attacked by the local Palestinian population who saw these Israeli soldiers unguarded. The Palestinians began attacking the soldiers and Maor took a number of hits by rocks in his face and neck. The Israelis worked through the attacks to save lives until the Red Crescent arrived and only then escaped the area. He wrestled with severe PTSD for many years. Mr. David is now getting a degree in biotechnological engineering and is an avid musician.
Maor was tattooed during Healing Ink Jerusalem by artist Talley Matthews at the Jerusalem Museum of Art on October 20, 2016