Tag Archives: Israel

Saving The Life Of a Southern Neighbor

Two weeks ago, at 7:00 PM on Tuesday night, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eli Koon was in his home in Kibbutz Eilot, located a few minutes away from Eilat, when he received an emergency alert to a suspected stroke on … Continue reading

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Saving A Life In A Kfar Saba Library

On Sunday morning, just after 10:00 a.m., a man in his 60s was browsing through some book in the municipal library of Kfar Saba when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the floor. Worried staff members rushed to … 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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Ambulance Driver Saves Three Lives In One Day

On Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in Teveria, United Hatzalah volunteer Paramedic David Merizan began a day of lifesaving that would see him save the lives of three people in separate incidents. The first emergency which David was alerted to, … 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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From Death To Life in 10 Minutes

On Monday night at 10:50 p.m. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shalom Belchamo from Kiryat Gat was at home cleaning his house for Pesach when he received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center notifying him that he … Continue reading

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Enriching Lives By Saving Lives

On Tuesday afternoon, just before 4:00 p.m. a man in his early 60s was walking down Jaffa Street in Jerusalem and had just passed the Davidka Square when he suddenly began to feel ill and collapsed. Worried passersby called emergency … Continue reading

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Responding in 20 Seconds To Save A Woman Who Collapsed In Front Of Her Own Children

On Monday morning, just after 9:00 a.m., a 57-year-old woman was walking down Ben Gurion Street in Ma’alot-Tarshiha, taking her child to an extracurricular class, when she collapsed on the sidewalk. The incident happened to take place right across the … Continue reading

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EMT Couple Saves The Life Of A Young Woman With A Chronic Illness

Just after midnight on Wednesday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Reuven and Chana Kushilevich spent their evening on their weekly date-night call buffing medical emergencies in their hometown of Kiryat Motzkin. They had just finished responding to their fifth medical … Continue reading

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Keeping a Dream and a Person Alive

On Sunday evening, just after 5:00 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer Gilad Sharabi received an emergency alert to an 83-year-old woman who had collapsed in her home on Yisrael Yishayahu Street in Petach Tikvah. Sharabi, who was just returning home from … Continue reading

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