‘In Your Blood You Shall Live’: Five Defibrillators Donated In Memory Of Tiberias Fallen Soldiers

Last Tuesday, the Tiberias branch of United Hatzalah held an event at the Tzipori Hotel to mark the donation of new lifesaving vehicles and devices. The gathering was graced by the presence of Health Minister Uriel Boso, Tiberias Mayor Boaz Yosef, and members of United Hatzalah management and volunteers. During the event, five defibrillators were…

Relatives of the fallen soldiers holding the defibrilators donated in their memory 1

Last Tuesday, the Tiberias branch of United Hatzalah held an event at the Tzipori Hotel to mark the donation of new lifesaving vehicles and devices. The gathering was graced by the presence of Health Minister Uriel Boso, Tiberias Mayor Boaz Yosef, and members of United Hatzalah management and volunteers.

During the event, five defibrillators were inaugurated in memory of five soldiers from the city who fell in combat during the Swords of Iron War. Family members delivered heartfelt speeches, expressing gratitude to United Hatzalah for eternalizing the memory of their loved ones through lifesaving. Following this, two first-response e-bikes and an emergency ambucar donated to the chapter were presented.

Relatives of the fallen soldiers from Tiberias 1

“It’s an honor to host the families of these holy soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Swords of Iron War,” said Yossi Oknin, Tiberias branch head of United Hatzalah, in his opening remarks. “Their presence here, honoring their loved ones who sacrificed all for us, is what motivates our volunteers to continue saving lives. There is no sight more empowering and inspiring.”

Rabbi Eyal Grind, a United Hatzalah volunteer from Tiberias, whose son-in-law Staff Sergeant (res.) Elisha Yehonatan Lober z”l fell in Gaza, addressed the crowd, stating, “When we see the lifesaving equipment donated in memory of the fallen, the verse that immediately comes to mind is ‘In your blood you shall live’ (Ezekiel 16:6). The same blood that, in death, defended our lives now leads us to inaugurate tools that will continue to save lives and bring life into the world.”

Health Minister Uriel Boso, who also volunteers as an EMT for United Hatzalah, praised the branch’s activities in his remarks. “The Tiberias chapter, led by Yossi Oknin, is one of the most dedicated and professional branches,” said Boso. “I have been a United Hatzalah volunteer for the past 25 years, and I see the organization’s volunteers everywhere around the country. Thank you for everything you do; the Health Ministry sees you as true partners in lifesaving.”

United Hatzalah CEO Eli Pollak said, “Since the beginning of the war, we have been working to increase our response in the community, which proved itself on October 7th and throughout this entire period. The donation of these vehicles is the latest addition to our fleet of tens of ambulances, ambucycles, e-bikes, and ambucars that were inaugurated over the past few weeks throughout the country to reinforce the response time to any medical emergency, particularly during these trying days. I want to thank the Minister for his kind words, and as he mentioned, we are proud to act as real and professional partners in lifesaving. I also want to thank the branch head, Yossi Oknin, and all Tiberias volunteers for their activities around the clock for the city’s residents, who, thanks to them, receive the most professional and dedicated treatment in every emergency.”

Available 24/7

Subscribe to our newsletter
Contact us
Israel

United Hatzalah of Israel
78 Yirmiyahu Street
P.O.B 36233 Jerusalem 91361
Tel: +972-2-5002020
Fax: +972-2-5002025
Charity No: 580465979
[email protected]

USA

Friends of United Hatzalah
442 5th Ave, Suite 1866
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 646-833-7108
Fax: 1-845-766-6039
Charity No: 11-3533002
[email protected]

UK

British Friends
of United Hatzalah Israel
Suite 12 – The Brentano Suite
First Floor, Lyttelton House
2 Lyttelton Road, London, N2 0EF
Office: 020 3823 4650
Mobile: 07809 467 933
Charity No. 1101329
[email protected]

France

United Hatzalah France
259 rue Saint-Honore
75001 Paris
T (FR): +33 1 86 98 53 49
T (IL): +972 54 674 3209
Association no. W751225617
[email protected]

Canada

United Hatzalah Canada
Suite #693
3093 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 0A3
Canada
T: (647) 533 4497
Rachel Haar | Canada Director
[email protected]
Charity ID 83825 5180 RR0001

United Hatzalah’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from our organization directly at Friends of United Hatzalah, 442 5th Ave, Suite 1866, New York, NY 10018 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10005.

Copyrights reserved © United Hatzalah 2023 | Designed & Developed by LeverageIT