April 30, 2013 9:38PM
A Palestinian terrorist killed a 31-year-old resident of Yitzhar today, (30 April) at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria. The victim, father of five Evyatar Borovsky, was the first Israeli to be killed in a terror attack in Judea and Samaria since 2011.
ZAKA Commander Gil Bismot: “We received a call shortly after 8 o’clock in the morning. I arrived at the scene with my fellow ZAKA volunteers. The victim was lying close to the bus stop at the junction. MDA and ZAKA teams immediately began to administer emergency first aid and resuscitation. The victim had been stabbed in his upper body ... more
Meron, Israel - April 28, 2013 1:01PM
Over 20,000 Bottles Of Water Distributed To Prevent Dehydration. Dozens Received Emergency First Aid From Zaka Paramedics
The annual Lag Ba’Omer pilgrimage to Mount Meron, the resting place of kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, ended earlier this week without serious casualties, thanks to the multi-faceted safety campaign mounted by the ZAKA rescue and recovery volunteer organization. ZAKA distributed 25,000 identification wristbands to children, bearing family names and phone numbers, which proved indispensible in reuniting children with their parents when they became separated among the estimated 300,000 who came to the site over the holiday festivities. The extreme heat added to the ... more
ZAKA in Meron, Israel 2013. Credit: ZAKA
April 17, 2013 9:57PM
In an emotional reunion at the recent opening of the new ZAKA Rehovot headquarters, Sarit Ofek met with the man who saved her life after a fatal car accident in 2008 on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway in which she was critically injured and three others were killed.
ZAKA Rapid Rescue volunteer Shimi Grossman, who was traveling the highway at the time, saw the crash unfold in front of his eyes and immediately stopped to assist the injured and attend to the dead. Sarit was so critically injured that he was sure she would not survive the journey to Asaf Harofeh hospital.
Five ... more