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  תמוז 26, 5774 , 24/07/14

ZAKA Frees Israel-Bound Body from Turkey

The ZAKA emergency service intervened, this week, to fly the body of an Israeli home from Turkey after flights to Israel were suspended because of a rocket strike near Ben-Gurion International Airport. The Israeli had died in India following a lung-transplant.

ZAKA's attempts to use its connections in Turkey as well as its status as an international organization  to bring about the release of the body failed but a call to Turkish Airlines in India was successful and a private plane was sent to Turkey to retrieve the body and bring it to Israel.

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