Daily Israel Report

Video: Israeli Teams Fly to Help To Rehabilitate Japan

Fifty Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corps personnel flew to Japan Saturday night to help the stricken country’s rehabilitation efforts.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 3/27/2011, 7:19 AM / Last Update: 3/27/2011, 7:11 AM

Fifty Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corps personnel, including translators, flew to Japan Saturday night to help the stricken country’s rehabilitation efforts.

The Israeli aid includes logistics teams, experts in the field of population management, Japanese translators, experts from the Committee of Atomic Energy, fourteen 14 doctors specializing in different fields, seven nurses and nine paramedics.  

This delegation joins the initial team of three officers who left for Japan last Saurday and prepared the framework for the delegation by informing them of the current situation and coordinating their arrival.\

A plane carrying approximately 36 tons of medical equipment is scheduled to leave Ben Gurion Airport Thursday night for Japan.