Skip to comments.On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To Mexico
Posted on 09/20/2017 2:38:55 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To Mexico
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel September 20, 2017 Just hours before the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShana) Prime Minister Netanyahu directed the Israel Defense Forces to send a humanitarian team to Mexico.
Over 200 people, including at least 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake slammed central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon.
Yesterdays lethal earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and caused extensive damage, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
The IDF issued the following communication:
In accordance with government directives, an IDF humanitarian aid team has been deployed and departed to the earthquake stricken region of Mexico.
The delegation consists of 70 soldiers and officers in mandatory and career service from the Homefront Command and the Israel Air Force (IAF).
Among them are engineering experts who will evaluate damage and provide engineering assistance to the disaster zone. Additionally, search and rescue troops were sent on the mission to assist.
Engineering evaluation and assistance is one of the central necessities that Mexicos disaster area needs. The engineering experts on the delegation will evaluate the infrastructure and terrain in the area in order to determine which buildings are safe to use.
The delegation departed a short while ago from the Nevatim Airbase, using IAFs Reem aircraft.
The head of the delegation is the Commander of the National Search and Rescue Unit in the IDF Homefront Command, Col. (res.) Dudi Mizrahi.
The delegation will land in Mexico City within 14 hours.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a senior IDF spokesman said the delegation is expected to arrive in Mexico on Thursday morning.
He says the delegations main effort will be to provide engineering assistance.
Seven years ago, the Israel Defense Forces deployed an emergency field hospital and search and rescue teams to Haiti following a devastating earthquake.
The IDF hospital served as the only fully functioning hospital on the Caribbean island saving hundreds of lives.
Conricus said that the IDF and the State of Israel will continue to assist in the aftermath of any disaster worldwide that requires Israels experience and abilities.
Enough of crazed logic. Better to praise the Israelis for their humane assistance to Mexico. So when are the rich Arab nations sending help?
Israel saving lives as always!
God Bless all Israeli’s!
Actually saw this covered (briefly) on local Spanish language TV.
G-d Bless Israel.
God Bless Israel this Jewish New Year.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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