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January 13, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds Of Thousands Feared Killed In Haiti’s Earthquake; Israel Dispatches Search & Rescue Team

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BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds Of Thousands Feared Killed In Haiti’s Earthquake; Israel Dispatches Search & Rescue Team

Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Haiti’s earthquake, the prime minister told CNN Wednesday. Haitian authorities said the powerful quake destroyed most of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. A top envoy called it a “major catastrophe.”

Meanwhile, Daniel Saban, who heads Israel’s Foreign Ministry Latin American desk, is leading the team dispatched from Israel to Haiti on Wednesday. Among those traveling are members of the IDF search & rescue team and personnel from the IDF Medical Corps, who will be establishing a field hospital.

Brigadier-General Shalom Ben-Aryeh, who heads the search & rescue team, announced 50 members of the elite team will be traveling to Haiti to assist wherever possible.

Magen David Adom has also announced it will be sending a relief team that will work with International American Red Cross officials in Haiti.

(Dov Gordon / Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=44777

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