Category Archives: Coexistence

Bride and Groom Respond To Vehicular Accident Hours Before Their Wedding

On Monday afternoon September 20th, a Muslim bride, Nour Abu Asi, and her groom, Mohamed Byadsi, were driving back from taking pre-wedding photos outside of their hometown of Jatt, an Arab-Israeli town located in the triangle region of Israel when … Continue reading

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Jewish EMT Saves Young Bedouin Girl

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, a young girl, 3-years of age, was playing in her home in the Bedouin town of Abu Queider when she fell and hit her head causing her to lose consciousness. The girl had … Continue reading

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Forest Fire In Givat Yearim Breaks Out Two Hours After A Simulated Forest Fire Training Drill Concluded in The Same Location

United Hatzalah volunteers have been dispatched and are currently on scene at a fire that broke out in the forest surrounding the town of Givat Yearim in the Jerusalem hills. This fire is quite near the location of the previous … Continue reading

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Eli Beer Responds To Pashkvillim Decrying United Hatzalah As Transgressing Laws of Modesty By Training Women EMTs

Earlier this week, posters went up in the more Charedi sections of Beit Shemesh accusing United Hatzalah of transgressing the prohibition of yichud by training female EMTs to respond to medical emergencies. Extremist elements in the Charedi community of Ramat … Continue reading

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Doing Everything I Can to Help

Just before 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shadi Shawar, who lives in the largely Muslim neighborhood of Beit Hanina and works as a manager in customer service in a supermarket, was just finishing his shift when … Continue reading

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Beit Shemesh Mayor Thanks United Hatzalah Following Successful Mass Casualty Incident Drill

On Wednesday night, United Hatzalah of Israel held a mass-casualty-incident drill that simulated a bridge collapsing on Highway 38. The drill took place at the National Police Academy in the industrial section of Beit Shemesh. Participating in the drill together … Continue reading

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Muslim and Jewish EMTs Join Together To Save a Life In Pisgat Zeev

On Sunday night just before midnight, a couple from the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood in Jerusalem was about to go to sleep when the husband suddenly started hearing his wife’s breathing become erratic. He tried to get her to sit up … Continue reading

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Vacationing Charedi Woman Joins Local Secular Man In Car Accident Rescue

On Wednesday morning, just before 11 a.m., Rebecca Yom Tov, a Jerusalemite who volunteers as an EMT in United Hatzalah’s specialized women’s unit, was sitting down with her husband for breakfast in a small town in the Gilboa region. The … Continue reading

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Knowing What To Do On Shabbat

On a recent Shabbat at the end of May, a two-year-old girl was suffering from a suspected respiratory emergency at her home on HaShophet Haim Cohen Street in Jerusalem. United Hatzalah physician responder Dr. Aviram Zeiler left his synagogue and … Continue reading

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“Untraditional Party Crashers” – Performing CPR And Saving A Life At A Wedding

On Monday night at 11:24 p.m., a couple was celebrating their wedding in Modi’in Illit when the groom’s grandfather suddenly lost consciousness and collapsed in the middle of the hall. On that same street, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Neoray Ben … Continue reading

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