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IDF Delivers Babies, One Named ‘Israel’

‘No one except the Israeli hospital has taken any of our patients’

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The baby Israel with mom, IDF hospital staffers(IDF)

CNN reports that the Israel Defense Force’s emergency medical facility in Haiti is far and away the most capable and state-of-the-art there right now. (As of Monday, according to the report, not even the United States had established such a facility.) Located in a Port-au-Prince soccer field, the hospital has operating rooms, a radiology department, an intensive care unit, and a children’s division. Doctors in its maternity ward have delivered at least a dozen babies, according to the IDF. The very first infant born there, pictured, was named “Israel” by her mother.

Also, IDF rescue crews have been deployed to try to save victims of the earthquake that struck the Caribbean country one week ago.

Please consider giving to the American Jewish World Service’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, here. You can also text “Haiti” to 90999 to automatically donate $10 to the American Red Cross’s relief efforts.

Finally, you can get updates on the IDF’s activities in Haiti by visiting—where else?—http://twitter.com/idfinhaiti.

Haiti Earthquake: Mother Delivers Baby in a Disaster Zone [ABC News]
Israel Crews Rescue University Student from Haiti Rubble [Haaretz]

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IDF Delivers Babies, One Named ‘Israel’

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