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Jewish groups at The Ohio State University and beyond are lining up to condemn the vote by the student senate to pass a resolution that calls for the trustees to divest from two companies doing business in Israel.
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On Dec. 14, 2021, a fuel tank truck crashed in the Samari neighborhood of Cap-Haïtien in northern Haiti. It then exploded, killing more than 65 people and burning dozens of others when residents rushed to collect the leaking gas, a commodity in severely short supply. Hospitals in Haiti are still overwhelmed with the wounded. This week, expert medical help arrived from Israel—some coming directly from serving in Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine.
Professor Josef Haik, director of Israel’s National Burn Center at Sheba Medical Center, is leading the mission, in cooperation with the US-based Burn Advocates Network (BAN).
“Unfortunately, a few months ago they had a big fire disaster and they still have injured patients that we need to treat,” said Haik as he departed on April 3.
“We’re going to do as many surgeries as we can to try and help their wounds. We will [also] bring equipment they are lacking and teach them how to use it and leave it there so they can continue rehabilitating Haiti,” he added.
Haik, who also heads Sheba’s division of plastic surgery and is a professor at Tel Aviv University, has brought his expertise to Haiti before.
In February 2020, on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, Haik led an international team of burn surgeons, sponsored by BAN, to set up the first pediatric laser for treating disfiguring burn scars in children at Sacre Coeur Hospital in Milot.
Haik has often undertaken humanitarian medical missions in places such as Romania, Cameroon, Congo and Guatemala.
This article was first published by Israel21c.
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