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Raphael Poch

Raphael Poch is the international media spokesperson for United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization.

Moshe Raveh was just packing up his equipment. A volunteer EMT for United Hatzalah in the town of Shlomi, he’d attended to a medical emergency on Shabbat afternoon and had just finished treating the…
On a recent Wednesday morning just after 3 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Hanoch Re’em, a resident of Jerusalem’s Neve Yaakov neighborhood, had just returned home from a night shift when he…
Yossi Rotenberg works as the deputy director of a branch of a major supermarket chain in the center of the country. One recent Friday he had just left work and was on his way to drop off some…
On a recent Saturday night, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avi Bismouth responded to a medical emergency involving a dehydrated person at the address of a man he’d helped once before. Recognizing the…
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Alan Malka saved the life of an infant girl one recent Sunday morning when he pulled her from a locked hot car in Petach Tikvah.  “I was working at my job in the…
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Levi Yitzchak Ben David, originally from Union City, N.J., now lives with his family in Tzefat. He works as a caterer and is often seen around the city rushing to help…
Irit Ravid is one of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit (PCRU) responders. She is ready to assist any patient suffering emotional or psychological distress at any time of the day…
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yitzchak Levinger received an alert to a serious accident on Keren HaYesod Street in Beit Shemesh, right near his location. He…
Eden Mantsur from Jerusalem was among the five soldiers injured after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into them in a ramming attack at the Hizme checkpoint in July 2019. Mantsur was seriously…
Amir Hayek is an IT specialist, a volunteer in a French Christian religious hospice called the Sacred Heart, (Sacre Coeur), and a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and ambucycle driver. Hayek, an Israeli…
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