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Israel: Israel to Build Emergency Room Specifically for Hunger-Strikers


New emergency room to be built at Israel Prison Service medical center in Ramla expected to treat hunger-strikers to avoid irreversible health problems caused by long-term fasting. Security officials say treatment necessary to prevent deaths, which could lead to riots.\r\nPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the authorities on Sunday(August 09) to examine the possibility of building a special medical emergency room in the framework of the Israel Prison Service, in light of the case of Mohammad Allan, an Islamic Jihad activist imprisoned in Israel who has refused food for over 50 days.
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Israel: In Biblical Heartland, City of Ariel Opens Much Needed First Emergency Medical Center


The City of Ariel, located in Samaria 25 miles east of Tel Aviv, inaugurated its long awaited emergency care medical center. The city, founded in 1978, has 20,000 residents, 15,000 students who attend Ariel University of Samaria, and tens of thousands more living in the neighboring communities.\r\n“Ariel is a modern, progressive city in the heartland of Biblical Israel,” noted Avi Zimmerman, Executive Director of the American Friends of Ariel, to Breaking Israel News. “We are thrilled to be opening this, much needed, medical center which will not only service the city but also the many small communities around Ariel.”
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Israel: Ethics in the Face of Terrorism


The Ethics Board of the Israeli Medical Association formulated a guideline that was supposed to answer these dicey questions, and that was in place until very recently. The regulation stipulated that \"charity begins at home\" -- that is, in a case where personnel or equipment are in short supply in a multi-casualty terrorist attack, the victims should be treated before the terrorists.\r\nBut a week ago, a change was made to the medical ethics regulations, and it was decided to eliminate that instruction. The only rule that remains in place is the one that decrees that the wounded must be treated according to the severity of their condition a
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Israel: Defibrillators Desperately Needed to \'save the pulse\' in Israel


Over 30,000 people are affected by heart attacks annually in Israel. Without proper treatment, the odds of survival from cardiac arrest are only five percentage, causing too many deaths and devastated families.\r\nWorking around the clock to save the pulse and beat the odds is United Hatzalah’s team of trained volunteers stationed in communities across Israel as emergency medical first responders. These 3,000 volunteers complete extensive life-saving training to be the first on scene following emergency and medical crises. With an average response time of three minutes, United Hatzalah volunteers typically arrive before an ambulance to
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Israel: Rabbi Kanievsky Rules That Medics Should Not Treat Terrorists


Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, one of Judaism’s most leading Torah authorities in the modern age, issued a new ruling stating that paramedics in Israel responding to terror attacks should not treat injured terrorists. The rabbis comments were made during a meeting with Hatzalah, a volunteer medical emergency response service, reported Arutz Sheva. The heads of the organization first received a blessing from the rabbi and then took the opportunity to inquire about Jewish law in the situation that is all too common during the wave of terror that has plagued Israel for several months.
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