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ISRAEL IN HAITI

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Submitted by Gordon Weare (New Zealand), Jan 30, 2010 at 16:10

While Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries in the world, was sending a message of condolence to Haiti, the Israeli Defence Force was installing the first field hospital. As of Jan 23, 739 patients had been treated, 241 life-saving operations perfomed and 12 babies delivered. The mother named her newborn baby Israel in honour of the people wo saved their lives. (see CNN video of the hospital, Google 'Out of conntrol in Haiti ). In addition to theh field-hospital, Israeil search-and-rescue teams have saved many people from the rubble. When a group of Orthodox Jews paused from their rescue efforts for Sabbath prayers, grateful Haitians kissed their prayer shawls in gratitude. Israel's response to this overwhelming tragedy was truly 'disproportionate'. For its size, Israel did more and did it more quickly than any other nation. Even Arab media carried the story (Google albawaba 'Israelis save). In how many press and media stories have you heard this ?

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