The IDF National Search and Rescue Unit takes its lifesaving proficiency global

Battling to save lives in natural disasters and building collapses the world over, this special unit is also burnishing Israel’s image abroad.

June 19, 2014 12:13
earthquake in Haiti

IDF Personnel treat a victim of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)


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The IDF Home Front Command is charged with protecting Israel’s civilian population during emergency situations. From wars and terror attacks to natural disasters, this unit is on-call 24/7, always prepared to take action during times of crisis with a clear but arduous mission: saving lives.

But over the past 30 years, one highly skilled unit of this command, made up exclusively of reserve soldiers, has built a distinguished reputation for intervening on behalf of humanity – not only in the Jewish state, but in countries across the globe.


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