Category Archives: Coexistence

Muslim Man Saves His Neighbor’s Life Just Before Friday Prayers

On Friday, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Muhammad Aliyan was at his home in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem preparing to go to noon prayers when the emergency application on his phone alerted him to a medical emergency occurring in … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein Recognize Present United Hatzalah With Commendation For Their Efforts In Eradicating The Coronavirus

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein awarded United Hatzalah with a certificate of commendation for the organization’s efforts combating the coronavirus. The award was presented to the United Hatzalah CEO Eli Pollack who received the certificate on … Continue reading

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Amid the Tensions, Jewish EMTs Perform CPR In East Jerusalem, Save A Muslim Man’s life

Early Sunday morning, Shimon Afgin and Avi Gian, two Jewish volunteer EMTs with United Hatzalah, were on their scheduled ambulance shift in Jerusalem, when they were alerted to a nearby emergency. The location was on A-Sahl Aljadid street, in the … Continue reading

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Muslim Doctor Lightly Injured After Protecting A Jewish Man With His Own Body During An Attempted Lynch in Tamra

Amid the violence plaguing numerous cities in Israel in the past week, a throng of Muslims attempted to lynch a Jewish man who entered the Muslim city of Tamra in the Galilee. In the incident which occurred on Wednesday night, … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Launches “Year of the Volunteer” and Saving Lives Sunday Telethon

United Hatzalah of Israel, the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service in Israel, announces the launch of its 2021 campaign, Year of the Volunteer. The year-long campaign will act as a showcase and celebration of United Hatzalah’s volunteers. … Continue reading

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Leaving Prayers To Heal Trauma, Both Physical and Racial

On Monday morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Daniel Katzenstein, a United Hatzalah volunteer who works at United Hatzalah’s offices, was in his local synagogue in the Neve Ya’akov neighborhood of Jerusalem, when his emergency communications device began to ring. Just … Continue reading

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Ramadan Rescue Of Muslim Man In Jewish Town of Neriya

A Muslim construction worker in his 40s was working on a new construction site near the horse ranch in the town of Neriya in western Binyamin. During his work with a cement mixer, he was accidentally electrocuted, causing a power … Continue reading

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Two Muslim Ambulance Drivers Save The Life Of a Collapsed Neighbor

On Wednesday morning, just before 9:00 a.m. in the town of Jadeidi-Makr in the Galilee, Farok Dabas was sleeping after a long ambulance shift the previous night, when his United Hatzalah communication device begins to chime, alerting him to a … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Encounter with a Holocaust Survivor

  Namah Abohaikal is a 22-year-old volunteer EMT living in the Arab village of Ein Naqquba, located 15 kilometers west of Jerusalem. She is the only Arab woman in the Mevaseret Zion chapter and has been volunteering with United Hatzalah for … Continue reading

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Trio of Muslim and Jewish EMTs, Save a Disabled Woman’s Life

On Monday morning, a woman with disabilities lost consciousness and collapsed at a care center near the town of Ma’aleh HaHamisha. Medical staff from the center initiated CPR and called emergency services for assistance.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Murad Barhom … Continue reading

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