IDF rescue units save Arabs,Palestinians from the current floods

Floods caused by heavy rains see emergency services ask Unit 669, INF teams to help extract people stranded in various locations in Israel, including Arab towns and a school bus with 30 Arab teens near Jenin which got stuck due to rising water.
The IDF and the Palestinian security forces collaborated in several similar rescue operations throughout the West Bank: Seven people were rescued near Jenin, five in Hirbat Jabara and five near Nua a-Shams and so far nearly 40 Palestinians were rescued with the help of IDF -

Teams from IAF Unit 669, the Air Force's special search and rescue division, were called in to rescue civilians who found themselves trapped by the water.

15 people had to escape to the roof of their building in the Arab village of Baqa-jatt, near Haifa, after the area was flooded. The Air Force has been able to rescue them and they were taken to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera in mild condition.

Antoher such rescue operation was conducted in the Arab town of Taybe.

The IDF, Civil Administration and the Palestinian security forces collaborated in several similar rescue operations throughout the West Bank: Seven people were rescued near Jenin, five in Hirbat Jabara and five near Nua a-Shams.

IDF forces also rescued an Arab-Israeli school bus carrying 30 children near Jenin, as well as two cars and an a Palestinian ambulance – all stuck due to rising water.


2 women were killed in the Palestinian territory due to the floods.


On Tuesday night, Home Front Defense Minister Avi Dichter ordered his office to open a civil emergency situation room due to the storm and the damages caused by the floods.

The situation room will be manned by police, Home Front Command, and emergency services personnel.




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