Infant Born In IDF Field Hospital In Haiti Is Named “Israel”

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haiti-quake1A woman who was eight months pregnant gave birth in the IDF field hospital in Haiti at 2:30 a.m. today. The IDF reported that the infant, a boy, was named Israel. The woman was the first to give birth at the field hospital.

The Israeli search teams operating in Haiti will cease looking for survivors buried beneath rubble as of tomorrow, Army Radio reported this evening.

Team commanders reportedly determined that the chances of finding anyone alive more than four days after the quake will be very slim.

Home Front Command soldiers currently in Haiti will nonetheless remain on the island, at least until Thursday, and assist IDF medical teams at the Israeli field hospital.

Earlier today, the IDF reported that it had rescued a 52-year-old man from the ruins. The trapped man had communicated his location by sending a text message on a cellphone.

On Shabbos, as we’ve been reporting, Israeli rescue and medical teams quickly joined the international effort on to locate and extricate survivors and provide aid to the millions of Haitians rendered helpless by last Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

Haitian officials are speculating that the death toll may be anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000, and vast numbers of bodies are being buried in mass graves to try to reduce the spread of disease.Israel on Friday. Elsaieh, who has been living on the island for several years, told her family she was in good condition.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel/JPost}

8 COMMENTS

  1. WHAT A KIDDUSH HASHEM! MAY ALL THE ISRAELI AND JEWISH VOLUNTEERS BE SAFE AND SOUND AND CONTINUE TO DO AMAZING WORK, WITH HASHEM’S HELP!

  2. That really is something… wonder if he is the first goy to ever get that name ! (who knows maybe he will end up becoming a ger – then he won’t even need to change his name !)

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