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August 24, 2016 12:51 pm

Following Devastating Earthquake, Israel Offers Search and Rescue Assistance to Italy

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Israeli rescuers extract a trapped man in Port-au-Prince following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Photo: IDF.

Israeli rescuers extract a trapped man in Port-au-Prince following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Photo: IDF.

Israel has offered search and rescue assistance to Italy following the 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the Umbria region on Wednesday that killed dozens of people and caused mass destruction.

A statement released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office expressed condolences to the Italian people and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the earthquake.

Israel has a long history of providing post-disaster assistance across the world. In April 2015, as reported by The Algemeiner, Israel sent the second largest national delegation to assist Nepal following the massive earthquake sustained by the Himalayan mountain nation.

In recent years, Israel has also sent aid delegations to Japan following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and to Haiti after its devastating January 2010 earthquake.

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  • Yes, Frank. The Jewish State is now an oil rich nation.

  • As usual,Israel steps forward to give assistance to victims of natural disasters

    However, the world media never mentions the great efforts
    that Israel makes towards humanitarian causes .

    My simple questions are why no praise or acknowledgements

    • Seva

      If you have to ask that question then you are too young and too naive (no offense dude)to know the answer.

  • any oil rich nations offering aid?

    • Jeannie E

      I’m sure we all know the answer to that one.

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