Israeli Military Medical Team Heads to Japan

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) An Israeli military medical aid team left Nevatim Air Force Base in southern Israel for Japan Saturday to treat survivors of the March 11 devastating earthquake and tsunami, Jiji press reported.

The team, expected to stay in Japan for about several weeks, will be based in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, and set up a clinic in the northeastern Japan prefecture's Minamisanriku, one of the hardest-hit areas.

According to the Japanese embassy in Tel Aviv, the group will be the first foreign military medical personnel to operate in Japan since the disaster struck.

A send-off ceremony was held for the delegation at the Nevatim Air Force Base, Jiji reported.

The U.S. forces in Japan have also been conducting humanitarian aid missions throughout Japan in support of "Operation Tomodachi."

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