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January 17, 2010

Zaka Operations Officer Flown Back from Haiti

Filed under: Uncategorized — jewishupdates @ 7:56 am

Zaka Operations Officer Flown Back from Haiti

Zaka operation officer, Chaim Weingarten, who flew to earthquake-stricken Haiti on Thursday, was flown home on shabbos and admitted to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

According to a report, he arrived in Haiti with the IDF Homefront Command’s forces, and collapsed some two hours following their arrival.

The rescuers arrived on erev shabbos, and Weingarten began complaining of “severe pains”, adding he is unable to stand or walk. A number of physicians checked his condition, and following a brief consultation, decided to return him to Israel on the same Hercules transport which brought him a short time earlier.

Upon his arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport, an ambulance was waiting and he was taken to Shaare Zedek. Doctors decided to give him medication for the systemic pain, which appears to have been caused by a systemic infection.

Zaka director Yehuda Meshi-Zahav confirms Weingarten began complaining of excruciating pain about 2 hours following their arrival and doctors made the decision to fly him back home. He added that he was anesthetized by doctors in Shaare Zedek due to the significant pain he was feeling.

(Yechiel Spira YWN Israel)


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