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Or Asraf, Israel’s only fatality in Nepal, has been found by searchers

Asraf is the sole fatality of the 250 Israelis that were unaccounted for in Nepal, immediately after the earthquake that has killed more than 7,000 so far.



A search team in Nepal discovered Sunday the body of 22-year-old Israeli trekker Or Asraf who had been missing since last Saturday when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated the Himalayan country.

Or Asraf, the missing Israeli hiker, seen here in Nepal. – Photo: Courtesy

Asraf was the only Israeli to lose his life in the quake which has killed more than 7,000 people. His family confirmed on Sunday that they had been officially notified of his death. Continue Reading »

A Peek at United Hatzalah – Israel’s Rescue Squad

United Hatzalah’s motto: “The Faster you Respond, the More Lives you Save”

By Kochava Rozenbaum


Arutz Sheva visited United Hatzalah of Israel’s main center in Jerusalem, where over 2,000 people volunteer and answer hundreds of phone calls a day in order to save lives.

With Jay Leno - United Hatzalah Facebook page

With Jay Leno – United Hatzalah Facebook page

The center responds to over 650 calls daily from dozens of locations across the country. The 24/7 rescue team uses the “best” and most advanced technology, called the Moskowitz Life Compass. The team also uses the Israeli mobile navigation, Waze, in order for respondents to arrive as fast as possible. Continue Reading »