The ZAKA organization, famous for its assistance at disaster scenes, will host a pilot course, next Wednesday for Arab women on home safety, accident prevention and post-accident care. A ZAKA media release says this is the first time that ZAKA and the hareidi community have taken an initiative upon geared specifically toward women in the Arab sector. Forty women are expected to attend the four-hour course to be held in the Galilee village of Kafr Q’asm, led by a ZAKA medical professional and an Arabic speaking paramedic. If the course is a success, the program will be extended to 12 other Arab towns across Israel.
ZAKA has an active minorities unit, based mostly in the Negev, Galilee and Triangle area of Israeli Arab towns, offering a quick response to emergencies in these areas. There are currently more than 100 ZAKA volunteers from the Arab, Bedouin and Druze sectors in Israel, with an additional course opening soon.