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    On Friday, Israel's IDF emergency aid team arrived in Haiti, with a medical mission and search and rescue teams. A major field hospital was established adjacent to the Port-au-Prince soccer stadium. It is one of the largest medical facilities currently operating in Haiti with a capacity of 500 patients per day.According to an IDF report:
    The IDF search and rescue teams include about 30 operators and dozens of operations personnel including logistics IT, communications and canine units.


    Equipment set up in the field hospital includes:
    Operating rooms

    An intensive care ward

    A maternity ward

    Pediatrics ward

    Incubator units

    Pharmacy

    X-ray equipment

    10 tons of medical equipment

    90 beds, 66 intensive care beds and two delivery beds

    40 doctors and specialists

    20 nurses

    several paramedics

    over 180 other personnel
    The IDF rescued a 52-year old man, Sunday, from the ruins of a government office building after he communicated his location by SMS. The Israeli team worked for six hours before finally freeing him.
    Also on Sunday, a baby boy was delivered in the Israeli field hospital. The mother of the child said she would call him Israel.
    Israeli emergency response service (ZAKA) volunteers on the ground in Haiti rescued eight students from the rubble of a flattened university building in Port au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday. A six-man ZAKA team worked with a Mexican military team for 38 hours, to rescue the students.
    The team is comprised of observant Jews who continued with their life-saving activities over the Jewish Sabbath because Jewish law instructs that Sabbath can be broken to save a life. "With all the hell going on outside, even when things get bad, Judaism says we must take a deep breath and go on to save more people" said Commander of the ZAKA mission to Haiti Mati Goldstein in an interview with Israeli news outlet YnetNews.
    The Israel Forum for International Aid (IsraAid), a coordinating body of Israeli and Jewish NGOs, sent a 15-member civilian response team which includes doctors, nurses, paramedics and logisticians.

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    Fabulous equipment & much needed. Haiti is safer with these brave souls there.
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    Aw good on them, what a lucky little boy to have survived. His poor mother, imagine giving birth in those conditions. I really wish I had more money to donate..
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    I want to know how the Israelis managed to come from the other side of the world and get this in place but the Americans can't quite do it. I'm a bit shocked at how badly this is being handled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    I want to know how the Israelis managed to come from the other side of the world and get this in place but the Americans can't quite do it. I'm a bit shocked at how badly this is being handled.
    Luckily USA isnt the only country that can help. i dont know what they do there but i know israelis are well known for their help and treatment in haiti and im sure other countries have sent help too.

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    But that still doesn't explain why 'security' is more important than saving lives. I watched alot about this on the news yesterday and every aid worker on the ground said there was not any need for so-called 'security' when the Yanks first arrived, there was a huge need for help in getting medicine, food, water, etc. to the people, as well as help with rescue work.
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    NBC did a piece on this on last nights Nighty News. Everyone is totally impressed with this Isreali operation. They have everything high tech & even an Ethics Commitee! Dr. Nancy Snyderman was just bowled over with their equipment,etc.
    For one thing,Butt-the first sent in from here were ordinary troops not highly skilled like these guys are. There was little more they were qualified for than safety. All of that has now been recified.
    These people spent a large sum of money to have all of this ready to hit the ground running. This is something we need to get organized better for sure, but for Gods sake-the US has done a lot and we will be there for the long haul. Every country does their best. I have no doubt the US will be stealing these ideas & the swift manner it was set up.
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    I guess what I'm asking is why send in security when the main thing needed was medical personnel, supplies, etc. Soldiers walking around with machine guns weren't the first thing needed on the ground.
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