Speaking of good PR for Israel, the news out of Haiti is that Israel’s search, rescue, recovery and medical team (comprised mainly of IDF, ZAKA and MDA personnel) is the only one so far to have set up a field hospital with surgical capabilities since the earthquake on January 12th. Even news sources that are not usually quick to to point out good things about Israel, are doing so in regard to the preparedness and effectiveness of the Israelis in Haiti.
The Israeli field hospital has an Ob/Gyn section, and the grateful mother of one baby delivered there reportedly decided to name him, “Israel.”
Here, in this post, is a video of the Israeli search and rescue team extricating and stabilizing a man from the rubble six days after the earthquake. In the post below this one, you can view a report from CNN that praises the Israelis and is critical of the American medical response in Haiti.
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