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      Archive: 10/23/2011

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        10/23/2011, Tishrei 25, 5772

      ZAKA Preparing to Go to Turkey

      The ZAKA (Hebrew initials for Identification of Victims of Tragedies) organization decided, Sunday evening, to prepare a team of volunteers to assist in eastern Turkey, where an earthquake measuring more than seven on the Richter scale is believed to have killed an estimated 1,000 people. The organization said it was in contact with rescue organizations in Turkey as well as with the Israeli Foreign Ministry's situation room.

      Earlier in the evening, Turkey rejected Israeli government offers of aid.