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  7/8/2013, Av 1, 5773

Hareidi who Collapsed in Jordan Transferred to Israel


A 28-year-old hareidi-religious man from central Israel, who collapsed and lost consciousness, Sunday evening, in a hotel in the Jordanian city of Petra, was taken by ambulance, Monday afternoon, to the Yitzchak Rabin Crossing in the Arava region of southeastern Israel for transfer to a Magen David Adom mobile intensive care unit to transport him to Yosephtal Hospital in Eilat. Yosephtal is the closest Israeli hospital where he can receive preliminary Israeli treatment and diagnosis.

The man was one of dozens who went to observe the anniversary of the passing of Aaron the High Priest at Aaron's tomb, located next to Petra. Ichud Hatzalah medics accompanying them worked with local medical personnel to resuscitate him and bring him to a local hospital. The decision to move him was made after his condition stablized.