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Posts Tagged ‘Typhoon Haiyan’

IDF Delivers Premature Baby in Philippines (Video)

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

IDF medics in the Philippines, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, have delivered a 34-week-old premature baby who was in distress. A video of the IDF field hospital in action to deliver the baby can be seen below.

One of every three Filipinos treated by the IDF since the 148-member team of officers and soldiers arrived last week has been a child, and the first baby that was delivered was named “Israel” by the parents.

The rescue team includes, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, psychiatrists, social psychologists, search and rescue workers., who brought with them 100 tons of equipment, including wheelchairs, ultrasounds, diapers, medication and even refrigerators.

IDF doctors with newborn baby “Israel”

The first baby to be delivered by the IDF in its search and rescue mission in the Philippines is named "Israel."

The first baby to be delivered by the IDF in its search and rescue mission in the Philippines is named “Israel.”

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NBC Lauds Israel (And it’s Not Even Hanukkah Yet!) VIDEO

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman was reporting live on Friday, Nov. 8 in Bogo, Philippines after the cataclysmic Typhoon Haiyan struck that nation of islands on Nov. 8.  Bogo is where the Israel Defense Forces set up their hospital, and began treating those in need. The IDF has named this “Operation Islands of Hope.”

Of course the bigger miracle -  or at least the more important one – is that the Israelis are able to help so many.  And the thanks?  A baby was born at the hospital.  A healthy baby boy.  The parents named him Israel.

Watch the clip.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/nbc-lauds-israel-and-its-not-even-hanukkah-yet-video/2013/11/17/

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