Israeli PM tells Gautemalan president following volcanic eruption, search & rescue, first aid, recovery provision, anything you need, we’re sending it.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to assist Guatemala in rescue and recovery efforts, following a devastating earthquake that killed dozens of people earlier this week.
Israel’s ZAKA Search & Rescue volunteeres arrive in Gautemala and begin coordinating with local officials. – Photo courtesy: ZAKA Search & Rescue NGO/Facebook
On Sunday, the Volcan del Fuego volcano southwest of Guatemala City erupted, killing more than 60 people and burying nearby towns in ash.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the volcano and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Continue Reading »
The Red Cross will set up a 50-bed surgical unit at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, just in time for the June 5th anniversary of the an-Naksah, or Arab ‘setback’ of the 1967 Six Day War, when even larger riots are expected to culminate at the Hamas built “return camps” located on Gaza’s border with Israel.
GENEVA – The International Committee of the Red Cross is sending two teams of war surgeons to Gaza and setting up a surgical unit in the enclave’s main hospital to treat heavy casualties from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians.
Since protests on the Gaza-Israel border began on March 30, Israeli troops have killed 115 Palestinians and wounded more than 13,000 people, including 3,600 by live ammunition, Robert Mardini, ICRC’s director for the Near and Middle East, said. Continue Reading »
Despite the dire situation of the Gaza health system with all the hospitals full and their lack of medical supplies, Hamas officials on Tuesday have refused to receive the humanitarian aid Israel donated.
Two trucks containing humanitarian aid to Gaza donated by Israel was refused by Hamas, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday.
A truck of humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza on Tuesday, May 15 2018 – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
“The supplies already entered Gaza. Despite the dire situation of the health system and the lack of medical supplies, Hamas has refused to receive the humanitarian aid and has instructed the local authorities to return them to Israel.”
On Tuesday, six trucks with humanitarian aid packages were sent through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Continue Reading »
Rambam Health Care Campus, serving the over 2 million residents of Northern Israel, will pool its resources to break new ground in medicine along with Stanford University Medical Center, by funding & collaborating in joint R&D projects.
By Ariel Whitman
Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus struck a partnership deal with Stanford University Medical Center to encourage research and development entrepreneurship and collaborative projects, Israel Hayom discovered Wednesday.
The heads of the respective hospital agreed to the partnership in the interest of pooling medical resources, time and manpower as well as connecting Silicon Valley with Israel’s burgeoning and innovative high-tech industry. Continue Reading »
A Thanksgiving Story
IDF’s “Operation Good Neighbor,” first revealed this past July, was initiated as an ad-hoc solution to treat Syrians who came to Israel’s border fence seeking immediate medical attention from IDF soldiers, then expanded into an organized governmental mission in June 2016, as Syria’s humanitarian needs grew.
By IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Over four years ago, an injured Syrian came to the border asking for medical help from the IDF. Back then, there was no policy, just a commander’s on-the-spot decision to provide care to an injured civilian. Since then, the aid has continued on a near daily basis. Continue Reading »
Israel and the South African branch of Magen David Adom are working together to rush emergency medical aid to the International Red Cross to fight the Black Death plague in Madagascar.
By EYTAN HALON
Israel is rushing to send greatly needed aid to Madagascar after a severe outbreak of the Black Death plague in the African island.
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South African branch of Magen David Adom have joined forces to head the aid effort. The aid will be delivered to the International Red Cross in Madagascar.
Madagascar – Google Maps
Since August 2017, the island has been battling the epidemic of the airborne pneumonic plague but cases have risen by 8% in the past week alone. Continue Reading »
While it’s no secret over 3,000 wounded Syrians, including hundreds of children, have been treated in Israeli hospitals, just a few are aware of Operation ‘Good Neighbor’ with the IDF distributing baby food, medicine, generators, school supplies to 200,000 civilians on Israel’s north-east border, in the Syrian Golan Heights.
By Adi Hashmonai
Four and a half years after Israel first gave aid to Syrians injured in the civil war ravaging the country, Ziv Medical Center in Safed Director Dr. Salman Zarka says the move is “a clear message to the world that Israelis are humane, extending a helping hand and successfully saving our enemies’ lives too.”
Israeli engineers are surveying buildings in the Mexican capital to determine whether they are safe, while others in the delegation continue searching through the rubble, still hoping to find survivors.
By Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner
The IDF delegation to Mexico City on Saturday continued searching through the wreckage caused by the deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country earlier this week, though at this point the chances of finding survivors are said to be very small.Because of the bleak assessments, the Israeli delegation—after consultations with the Mexican, American and Japanese rescue teams also operating in the city—gave up its surgical search methods over the last two days in favor of more massive, large-scale efforts. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Home Front Command delegation from the IDF that arrived in Mexico specializes in construction & engineering, that includes 71 professionally equipped soldiers & officers to assist in the logistical efforts of the locals, from their coordinated search teams, to successful rescues.
– ‘We’ll stay as long as it takes,’ said the IDF delegation’s commander.
By Itamar Eichner and Yoav Zitun
The IDF has dispatched a rescue unit to Mexico City Thursday to assist in logistical efforts in some of the 38 buildings to completely buckle in the Mexican capital after the earthquake that hit it Tuesday.
The earthquake—registering 7.1 on the Richter scale—caused 250 fatalities and injuries to more than 2,000 people. Continue Reading »
The Israeli organization, Rescuers Without Borders, has arrived and set up their humanitarian mission on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
– “Every patient or resident that sees us says ‘Thank you Israel, you Israelis got here first.’ It’s a great honor.”
By Moshe Glantz
When Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean, it claimed many lives and caused a lot of damage on the island of Saint Martin, where a delegation from the Israeli organization Rescuers Without Borders (SSF) is working to save lives and provide assistance.
Damage in Saint Martin – Photo: SSF
“Crazy bedlam, complete chaos, gunfire on the streets, insane vandalism, a lot of injuries, and doctors are talking about over a thousand fatalities,” Fernand Cohen-Tannoudji, a resident of Raanana and am SSF volunteer, described the situation on the island. Continue Reading »
Two weeks ago, the Israelife Foundation sent a medical delegation who volunteer at United Hatzalah to help in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Now, a team is off to Florida.
By Uzi Baruch
A delegation of the Israelife Foundation left for Miami on Saturday night to help the local Jewish community and Israeli community in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
The volunteers taking part in the mission will assist in providing an initial response to the natural disaster and will deal with its implications in terms of the community.
“Our role as volunteers will be to assist the community and to handle the situation as best we can in the absence of American officials, until their arrival,” explained delegation spokesman Moti Elmaliach. Continue Reading »
Working alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington began sending aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.
The US embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday packed up a truck with several tons of supplies and donations to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The Times of Israel reports that staff from the embassy worked alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm.
With volunteers from Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington sends aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. Continue Reading »
Two of Israel’s humanitarian aid organizations IsraAID, and iAID, dispatched teams with relief aid and equipment to assist in cleaning damaged homes, clear debris and offer psychological support to the victims of Harvey’s devastation.
By Nicky Blackburn
Two teams of Israeli aid experts are on their way to Texas to provide vital relief and psychosocial support to the thousands of people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Tropical Storm Harvey.
Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise. – U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West
The storm, which first hit Texas on Sunday and continues to plague the beleaguered state with pounding rain, has left nine dead, and tens of thousands of people homeless as flood waters have poured through city streets in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States. Continue Reading »
As soon as massive mudslide outside Freetown reportedly killed more than 400 people, Israel’s PM Netanyahu instructs Foreign Ministry “to extend assistance immediately and in every way possible.”
• 10,000 meals already sent, with clean water, medicines, blankets, etc.
By Eli Leon, Shlomo Cesana, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel on Tuesday sent humanitarian aid to the West African country of Sierra Leone after a deadly mudslide struck areas outside the capital, Freetown.
Authorities said more than 400 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday after heavy rains triggered a massive mudslide. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing, and said the death toll was certain to rise. Continue Reading »
After years of sitting in a wheelchair, unable to stand on his feet and in severe respiratory distress, 4 yr-old Sliman was finally diagnosed correctly, and after the removal of a chest growth undetected in several Gaza hospitals, Sloman is now walking and breathing easier.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
A four-year-old boy from Gaza is able to walk after undergoing complex surgery at Hadassah-University Medical Center, in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, to remove a tumor from his chest.
Born with a number of birth defects in his spine and chest, Sliman was taken during his short life to several hospitals in Gaza where unsuccessful attempts were made to diagnose his condition. Continue Reading »