Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Dispatchers Called Upon To Leave Shift In Order To Save A Life

On Monday morning just before 1:00 a.m., United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center’s shift was coming to an end, when the dispatchers received an emergency phone call from a patient complaining of difficulty breathing. The patient was located just outside … Continue reading

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Collaborative Effort Of First Responders Saves A Jerusalem Man’s Life

On Sunday morning just after 9:00 a.m., a man in his 70s collapsed while taking a shower in the neighborhood of Gilo, in Jerusalem, An ambulance from Yad Sarah that was called to the scene requested backup and United Hatzalah’s … 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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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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Saving A Father In Front Of His Children

On Tuesday night, just after 8 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yishai Salomon was in his home winding down after a long day at work when suddenly his communication device began to ring, alerting him to a nearby emergency. 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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Helping Others Is What Life Is All About

On Sunday afternoon, a man in his 70s had just finished a medical checkup at the MAR Institute on Rav Kook Street and was heading outside when he suddenly collapsed near the exit of the building. The medical staff at … Continue reading

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Saving An Unconscious Man In The Old City of Jerusalem

On Tuesday evening, at 5:00 p.m. in Jerusalem, a 56-year-old man was taking a nap when his daughter came to check on him and found him blue-faced and unconscious with an empty bottle of pills by his bed. The frantic … 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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Saving A Life With Speed and Sensitivity on Sunday Morning

Early on Sunday morning, just before 1:00 a.m. Pnina Hadas had just finished preparing a project for her university class when she received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center. A 47-year-old man had collapsed in his … Continue reading

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