Monthly Archives: August 2020

Covid Scare Causes Volunteer EMT To Postpone His Wedding Anniversary

By Deena Hornstein  Mohammed Gnaiem works as a nurse in Loewenstein Hospital, a rehabilitation center in Ra’anana, and is a very active United Hatzalah volunteer EMT. This past Saturday was Mohammed’s wedding anniversary and he was planning to go out … Continue reading

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The Shot That Saved A Woman’s Life

Rabbi Menachem Bakush hails from the town of Adei Ad in the Shilo region. He rides an ambucycle, drives a rescue ATV in the rocky hills of Samaria, and serves as assistant team leader for United Hatzalah’s lifesaving activities in … Continue reading

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Family Of Boy Who Drowned in Sedot Michah and Miraculously Survived Thanks First Responders Who Saved Their Son

On Tuesday morning a week ago, United Hatzalah volunteers were dispatched to a private pool at a vacation home in Sedot Michah where a two-year-old boy had drowned in a private pool. The volunteers who arrived performed CPR on the … Continue reading

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Saving A Life at My Own Son’s Wedding

By Dr. David Kupferberg On Tuesday night, I was dancing at my son’s beautiful wedding. We held the festivities outdoors at the Gush Etzion winery to comply with the Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions that are currently in place in Israel. The … Continue reading

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For The First Time Since Its Inception – United Hatzalah Receives Official Visit From Health Minister

Israel’s Health Minister, Yuli Edelstein, visitedUnited Hatzalah of Israel’s headquarters on Sunday, in an official capacity. Minister Edelstein is the first health minister in Israel who arranged an official visit to the organization since its founding in 2006. The minister … Continue reading

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Druze Park Ranger and EMT Saves Jewish Choking Infant In Nachal Amud

Afiw Bkreia lives in the town of Peki’in and works as a park ranger in the national park of Nachal Amud in Israel’s Galilee. He is married with one son and is a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Racing To Save Lives: Global 5K Run Keeps People Active Raises $300,000 for United Hatzalah

Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel launches its first-ever virtual run/walk/race to help people stay connected to each other while supporting the lifesaving efforts of EMS volunteers in Israel.    On August 16th, United Hatzalah is holding its first-ever virtual … Continue reading

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From Quarantine To Watermelon Rescues – An EMT Saving Lives After Being Exposed to Covid-19

Gilad Auerbach is a veteran United Hatzalah volunteer EMT from Kiryat Malachi in southern Israel. In mid-July, Gilad had entered a period of voluntary self-quarantine, after he was exposed to a fellow first responder who later tested positive for Covid-19 … Continue reading

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Finding The Lost Victim

Recently, an accident occurred on Route 437, near the Palestinian town of Hizma. The accident was between a car and a motorcycle. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and police officer Eli Avraham was alerted by dispatch and immediately rushed to the … Continue reading

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Beitar Yerushalayim Signs With United Hatzalah For Another Season

Beitar Yerushalayim, one of Israel’s premier soccer clubs, has signed United Hatzalah on to their team for another season. The management of the two organizations met on Monday in United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem in order to ratify their continued … Continue reading

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