Still recovering from the crowd crush on Mount Meron that took the lives of 45 people, the ZAKA humanitarian aid organization was deployed to the scene to collect the victim’s remains and ensure that they each receive proper Jewish burials.
During the evening, the volunteers were presented with 45 ZAKA emergency medical kits, each one named in memory of one of the 45 victims of the disaster.
ZAKA has brought psychologists to ground zero at Mount Meron to help the organization’s volunteers cope with the horror that they experienced during last week’s tragic incident.
Although ZAKA has experience cleaning up some of Israel’s worst suicide bombings, Rose revealed to Israel365 News that this incedent was something “beyond our imagination.”
Immediately following Passover, cooperative meetings will be held between the commanders and field personnel.
The ZAKA Divers Unit is a highly qualified team, equipped with various levels of diving equipment. They are capable of providing immediate response to search and rescue emergencies anywhere in Israel anytime.
In the throes of profound personal loss, the founder of ZAKA is horrified by “the disregard for human life” among many members of the ultra-Orthodox community.
ZAKA now offers special custom certificates for donations that you can send to a loved one in honor of a special milestone, celebration, or event.
The team of volunteers, which included in-laws of the Horgan family, also took part in the long hours of searching in the Reihan forest, until Esther’s body was located.
ZAKA Search and Rescue is the first Israeli humanitarian organization to sign an agreement for collaboration with counterparts in Dubai