Young siblings treated by IDF in Haiti

Israeli military doctor at scene: Maybe it's a miracle, someone upstairs loves them very much.

January 21, 2010 05:21
Young siblings treated by IDF in Haiti

Haiti school collapse 248.88. (photo credit: AP)


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A seven-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister who were pulled from their collapsed home in Haiti were released from an IDF field hospital on Wednesday.

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As the boy was pulled from the rubble he stretched his arms out high into the air and rescuers erupted in cheer.

The two were rescued by American teams.

Regarding their remarkable survival while being trapped for so long under debris, an Israeli army doctor interviewed by Sky News said, "Maybe it's a miracle, someone upstairs loves them very much."

The same network reported overnight Wednesday that a 8-year-old was pulled from the rubble of a house.

Also on Wednesday Israeli medical teams on the island treated a Lebanese citizen who was injured during the 6.1 earthquake that occurred earlier in the day.

Via its twitter account, the IDF released statistics on the people it has succeeded in assisting. The military reported that 383 people were treated in the IDF field hospital, among them dozens of children. 140 life saving operations were executed and seven babies were delivered.

At present time, approximately 60 patients are being treated in different parts of the hospital.

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