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Thursday, January 28, 2010

IDF Comes Home From Haiti

After receiving more than 1,100 patients in Haiti, 319 surgeries, and 16 births, the IDF has returned to Israel. However, they did not leave Haiti without distributing 30 tons of medical supplies, 1,150 blankets, 30 large tents, 500 mattresses, 200 sleeping bags, and kitchen equipment.

And one more thing the IDF did before leaving Haiti.

They brought a five year old Haitian boy with a congenital defect to Israel. The boy flew with the IDF back to Israel and the boy will undergo life saving heart surgery in Israel.

Here you can see the Haitian boy landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

The world continues to ignore Israel's extraordinary relief efforts in Haiti. Without Israel and the IDF field hospital that many other delegations relied on including the U.S., many more Haitians would have died from infections and other injuries sustained during the earthquake.