Amid sufferings in Philippines, 1st baby born in Israeli field hospital

IDF spokesman Peter Lerner tweets picture & says: Grateful dad names his baby, Israel.

 

 

Israeli medics delivered a baby boy in the Philippines Friday, shortly after setting up a field hospital in the typhoon-ravaged country.

Shortly after the Israeli mission in the Philippines delivers a baby, Nov. 15, 2013.

Shortly after the Israeli mission in the Philippines delivers a baby, Nov. 15, 2013. – Photo by Twitter account of IDF spokesman Peter Lerner

According to Israel Defense Forces spokesman Peter Lerner, the father was so grateful that he named his son Israel.

Lerner announced the birth of baby Israel on his Twitter account Friday morning, posting a photo with the caption, “Moments after the dramatic birth of baby #Israel. #IDFinIsrael”.

The baby was born in the eighth month of his mother’s pregnancy, weighing 2.150 kilograms. He was delivered by five Israeli medics – three gynecologists and two midwives – the IDF said in a press statement.

 

 

 

 

To read more, Please View original HAARETZ publication at: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.558225

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