Tag Archives: Efrat

Bringing Light To Israel’s Elderly On Chanukah and All Year Round

Hundreds of emergency medical service volunteers from United Hatzalah visited with elderly or sick patients in hospitals and elderly people in their homes across the country. The volunteers made these visits in order to share a little bit of the … Continue reading

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Last Night I Hugged A Palestinian I Had Never Met Before

The most important thing to realize is that we are all people. Last night I hugged a Palestinian man whom I had never met before outside the southern gate of Efrat, the town in which I live. I, together with … Continue reading

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Gush Etzion Life-Saver Celebrated During Community Awareness Event

The story of how Efrat resident and newly minted EMT Joel Atkin saved a man’s life on a tennis court, will not quickly be forgotten by anyone in the Atkin family, nor by the man he saved, Mr. Michael Cohen … Continue reading

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EMS Teams Treating Patients, Working Towards Unity

Last night, at 10:45 p.m. a United Hatzalah EMT was driving past the southern gate of Efrat, a Jewish town in Gush Etzion just south of Bethlehem when he noticed a Palestinian vehicle stopped by the side of the road … Continue reading

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Why We Need A Countywide EMS Network – How an EMT Responded to a Stabbing Victim Over 100 Miles Away in Under 2 Minutes

On Friday night, a 50-year-old man was stabbed by a Palestinian attacker in the Dekel neighborhood of the town of Efrat, near the victim’s home. The town’s security force, as well as the IDF, were called in to locate the … Continue reading

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