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Israeli Army Sends 148-Member Team, Field Hospital to Philippines

By: JTA

The Israel Defense Forces has sent a 148-member humanitarian delegation to the Philippines to provide search-and-rescue and medical services to areas hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan.

The team left Israel on Wednesday equipped with a field hospital as well as about 100 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies, according to the IDF. The team will set up the field hospital in Tacloban, capital of the Leyte Province.

Officers from the National Search and Rescue Unit of the Home Front Command and senior doctors from the IDF Medical Corps are part of the team.

On Monday, five search-and-rescue and medical experts arrived in Tacloban to determine the urgency of a rapid IDF response. Based on their assessment, the chief of the General Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benjamin Gantz, ordered the immediate deployment of the large-scale delegation.

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17 Responses to “Israeli Army Sends 148-Member Team, Field Hospital to Philippines”

  1. Steven Popp says:

    Just SOP for the Israelies, they are a very compassionate and caring people when disasters hit the world scene, they do love their brothers and even their enemies in helping them in time of need and distress. They set a very loving example of love one another and caring for others as the Torah states.

  2. Steven Popp says:

    Just SOP for the Israelies, they are a very compassionate and caring people when disasters hit the world scene, they do love their brothers and even their enemies in helping them in time of need and distress. They set a very loving example of love one another and caring for others as the Torah states.

  3. As my family in the Philippines would say, "SALAMAT" (thank you) Israel! I thank God for his help through your love and friendship!

  4. por estas e outras razoes que amo ISRAEL!

  5. OUR ALLY ISRAEL IN THE LORD LOVES THE FILIPINOS BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM EVEN DURING THE HOLOCAUST SEASON. WHAT WE SOW WE REAP. WE LOVE, PRAY, SUPPORT ISRAEL IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EXISTENCE IN THEIR OWN LAND.

  6. Note:A small country- with massive humanitarian aid.

  7. Helen Clark says:

    Unfortunately the world won't know this. Israelis help but no hurrah!

  8. Jose Bienvenido De Mesa says:

    Thank you so much from the Philippines.

  9. Eli Diolanda says:

    Shalom!!! Thank you very much. May the blessing of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob be upon you and your families.

  10. Thank You and God bless you more.God bless the Philippines and God bless the Israel!!!

  11. Cecille Endaya says:

    Thank you so much Israel… God bless everyone..

  12. thank u so much israel..GOD bless Israel..

  13. Namy Goodman says:

    Thank you Erichsam, and AMEN AMEN G-D BLESS ISRAEL

  14. long live israel ,,the people of GOD,,the choosen nation,,

  15. LONG LIVE ISRAEL,YOU ARE PEOPLE OF GOD.

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