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January 09, 2013

Haredi Soldiers Rescue Palestinians Trapped In Flood

Floods in Tayibe 1-9-2013The Netzach Yehuda battalion reportedly rescued almost 40 people, 30 of whom were trapped in a bus. Many of those rescues were done jointly with the Palestinian Authority's rescue forces.

  Floods in Tayibe 1-9-2013
Flood in Tayibe 

Haredi Soldiers Rescue Palestinians Trapped In Flood
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Yesterday, soldiers of the IDF's haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion rescued three Palestinian men from a flash food, Ynet reports.

The soldiers were called to an area near the Nablus River where cars had been stalled with people trapped inside them by raging floodwaters caused by the massive winter storms battering the region.

Helicopters could not be used to rescue the trapped drivers because of the severity of the storm. The battalion’s commander commandeered a Palestinian's tractor and used it to rescue the trapped men.

The tractor’s owner drove into the floodwater with the army commander, and the commander and the tractor owner rescued three trapped men. A fourth man who was also trapped is reported missing.

The tractor reportedly left the floodwaters just before the asphalt road began to collapse.

The soldiers also reportedly started medical treatment for the three rescued men at the scene.

Today, the Netzach Yehuda battalion reportedly rescued 33 people. 30 were trapped in a bus. Many of the rescues were done with the Palestinian Authority's rescue forces.

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These two Haredi soldiers have done more good for the welfare of humanity than ALL the yeshiva students twiddling their pais in yeshiva put together, and yet apparently saving lives (regardless of whether they are Jewish or not) is not as "heilig" as sitting in yeshiva, according to the "gedolim."

It may be "naive" of me to believe that drafting Haredim and exposing them to regular society would fix everything but I still believe it would fix quite a lot.

Great story.. But I can't help wondering - if those were WOMEN, would the Haredim have saved them or is that not modest?

Dov, do you know what a klutz kashe is?

No it isn't a hard klutz.

Great story.. But I can't help wondering - if those were WOMEN, would the Haredim have saved them

Yes.

A reminder of what normal benevolent coexistence is supposed to look like. Now if only we could figure out to do with all the militant nutcases...

Mike - too true.

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