Tag Archives: Gaza

Be’er Sheva Man Suffers Cardiac Arrest After Rocket Barrage From Gaza Fired Towards The City and Is Successfully Revived By EMTs in Mere Seconds

On Sunday night, just after 11:00 p.m., a man in his 50s in Be’er Sheva who had been feeling ill, asked his wife and son to take him to an urgent care clinic. While on the way, the man suffered … Continue reading

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Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants $500,000 for 708 Bullet Proof Vests and Helmets to Protect United Hatzalah Volunteers in the Field

 During the month of May this past year, from the 10th to the 18th, Hamas launched 3,440 rockets at Israeli cities in the Gaza periphery and beyond. Cities including Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion, Ramla, Lod, … Continue reading

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**UPDATED: Emergency Campaign For Israel – Additional $1,000,000 match above and beyond $1 Million Matching Grant By Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson

Thanks to the tremendous response to Mark and Erica Gerson’s $1 Million Match, an additional $1,000,000 match has just been announced by Mark and Erica and a private foundation between now and Monday, May 24th. These funds will help purchase … Continue reading

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Performing CPR During A Missile Attack

On Tuesday night, as Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip rained down on Israel, United Hatzalah volunteers continued responding to medical emergencies wherever and whenever they occurred. In the city of Givat Shmuel, located a few kilometers northeast of Tel … Continue reading

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A Jerusalem First Responder Gets A Taste of Sderot During A Rocket Attack

 My name is Eli Pollack and in addition to being the CEO of United Hatzalah, I am also a volunteer first responder and EMT. On Sunday night, I was visiting the southern town of Netivot to spend time with the … Continue reading

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Recovering Woman Meets With First Responders Who Saved Her Life During the Last Round of Rocket Attacks

Allegra Ben Akan a resident of Kiryat Gat suffered a full system trauma injury from a rocket that was fired by Hamas militants at Israel during the last round of missile attacks from the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, she met … Continue reading

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A First Responder In Sderot Speaks Out Following Last Night’s Rocket Barrage

Last night United Hatzalah volunteers, like many of the residents of Sderot and the other towns in the Gaza periphery, were up all night due to being under fire from rocket being shot by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Unit Sends Ambulance to Bolster Sderot

Following the Intensification of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip this past weekend, United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Director Miriam Ballin visited the city and its responders in order to bring some much-needed support to the residents and … Continue reading

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As Conflict in South Intensifies Newly Graduated Psychological First Responders and Inaugurated Volunteer House Open to Provide Aid

As the veil of conflict once again falls on Israel’s southern area and the city of Sderot, United Hatzalah of Israel has increased its presence in the conflict zone by opening a new volunteer house and graduating a new course … Continue reading

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Saving Terrorism Victims Before the Ambulance Arrives

In the field of medical volunteer work, Israel leads the world in innovative services. United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. … Continue reading

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