IDF search and rescue workers from the 150-man delegation known as “Olive Branches,” who arrived Tuesday, can be seen assisting and rescuing people from the rubble of collapsed buildings in dramatic footage from the Turkish towns ravaged by the earthquake on Sunday night.
The search and rescue teams used every technological tool to locate and help individuals buried beneath the structures.
In one case, the crew safely extricated a young woman from under the rubble following a 4.5-hour complicated operation.
The only issue the woman had was a shattered pelvis, and she was otherwise healthy.
Another incident saw the Israeli delegation saving a 50-year-old lady called Aysha after a 14-hour rescue effort during which the delegation labored nonstop in subfreezing conditions and without access to electricity.
As she was pulled from the debris and treated for hypothermia after spending days beneath in a tiny pair of pajamas, Aysha muttered “thank you” to her rescuers. Later, she was brought to the hospital for more treatment.
— יענקי פרבר | Yanki Farber (@yankihebrew) February 7, 2023