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Iranians, Israelis join forces in Japan

Tehran delegation to tsunami-stricken area cooperates unexpectedly with ZAKA team in giving out food, medicine to locals. Iranian volunteer: 'We are cousins'

Published: 04.04.11

An unusual cooperation amidst Japanese catastrophe: An Israeli team of 12 ZAKA (Disaster Victim Identification) volunteers sent to Japan to help out with rescue efforts worked alongside an unlikely team on Sunday – the official Iranian delegation.

This strange joint effort took place in the city of Kamaishi, which was hit badly by the quake and tsunami. The ZAKA team arrived to assist locals rescue and identify bodies buried in the wreckage and to take note of the Japanese disaster incase a similar one was to happen in Israel.

"The Japanese welcomed us very nicely. They hug us wherever we go and thank us for Israeli aid," said ZAKA Chairman and delegation head Yehuda Meshi-Zahav.


Added: Apr-5-2011 
By: aydeo
Iran, Middle East
Tags: Iranians, Israelis, ZAKA, join forces, Japan
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