Monday, March 21, 2011

Israel sets up Field Hospital in Japan

According to today's J Post:

The field hospital Israel is establishing in Japan is the first to be set up by any nation offering outside assistance, Israel’s Ambassador to Japan Nissim Ben Shitrit said Monday, and the Japanese are extremely appreciative.

Ben Shitrit said the hospital was being established at Minamisanriko, a fishing city 290 miles north of Tokyo, that was utterly overwhelmed by the quake and tsunami and where some 10,000 people are dead or missing. A five-strong Israeli team “is setting up the surgery right now,” the ambassador said. “They are evaluating the needs today, so that a larger team can be dispatched.”

This is in addition to tons of material assistance provided by Israel – including mattresses, blankets, coats, gloves and chemical toilets. A half million people remain homeless in Japan.

1 comment:

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

as far as i know not one arab or muslim country thus far has sent help to Japan. are they even doing anything to speak of in Libya yet!?