Israel, now you’re just showing off:
The IDF’s Home Front Command sent a rescue team Thursday morning to Accra, Ghana following the collapse of a department store.
Dozens of people are believed to be trapped under the rubble of the building, officials said.
Israel was one of the first on the scene after natural disasters in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 that sent three out of six of the Fukushima nuclear reactors into meltdown.
In Haiti, the IDF and the ISRAID organization set up a field hospital after a January 2010 earthquake devastated the nation’s capital of Port-au-Prince. The IDF sent teams immediately following the temblor, who began helping with search and rescue efforts on the island.
The rescue team from Gaza will depart as soon as they complete digging a tunnel to Ghana.
PS: If you’re wondering why Israel has expertise in extracting people from rubble, they have the Palestinian Arabs to thank:
All images from the Passover massacre at Netanya’s Park Hotel in 2002.