News Brief 1/14/2010, Tevet 28, 5770
Barak to Delegation to Haiti: You Are the Messengers
Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke this evening with the commander of the Home Front Command, Major General Yair Golan, before the IDF's assistance mission left to Haiti, where the mission will establish a field hospital of the Medical Corps and help rescue missions.
Home Front Command forces will include about 30 rescue workers and dozens of operations staff. Defense Minister Barak said to General Golan, "The 220 members of the delegation of aid to Haiti are messengers of Israel for saving lives, they are the best of the IDF and Israeli society in general. I trust you will make sure that members of the delegation do the best to save lives and to rescue survivors."