Israeli Aid Delegation Set to Arrive in Guatemala
Written by Yona Schnitzer/TPS on June 07, 2018
An Israeli medical aid team of eight doctors, nurses, surgeons and specialists is set to arrive in Guatemala on Thursday night (noon local time), to assist with the aftermath of the destruction caused by the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which left dozens of people dead with close to 200 missing and hundreds injured. The delegation includes representatives from the the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council Magen David Adom ambulance service.
“I am proud to be part of an Israeli delegation that is going to assist the wounded in the disaster in Guatemala,” said Tal Rabin, a Magen David Adom Paramedic. “I was offered by MDA to join the delegation and I knew I could not miss this opportunity. I was chosen after years of training in Italy for the treatment of multi-casualty incidents with the Red Cross, and I also gained experience when I went with the MDA delegation to assist in the earthquake in Nepal,” she added.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered Israel’s assistance to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.
“We remember our friends, and Guatemala is our friend – then, and now,” Netanyahu said, referring to the country returning its embassy to Jerusalem in May after 38 years in Tel Aviv.