MembersWounded souls: Testimony of Israeli search and rescue personnel

Hundreds of reports were provided to the media by ZAKA volunteers and staff.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Gaza, Hamas
Photo: Yossi Aloni/Flash90

The volunteers who do the holy work of the ZAKA search and rescue organization have seen everything. They have had to clean up the aftermath of suicide bombings, horrific car accidents and catastrophic natural disasters. Typically, nothing phases them. But what they witnessed as they stepped into the aftermath of the barbaric Hamas invasion of October 7, 2023 broke many of them. It was more than just dead and mutilated bodies, it was the stench of evil and the lingering darkness.

Their stories are gruesome and gut-wrenching. And they need to be told. The world needs to know. These are just a few of the hundreds of accounts provided to the Israeli media by ZAKA volunteers and staff.

Yossi Landau, ZAKA head of operations in the south of Israel

“My team and I recovered over 700 bodies. I’ve dealt with dead bodies for 33 years. But never anything like this,” Landau told Channel 12 News. “When we got to Sderot, we saw bodies, most of them shot in the back. Such scenes we are accustomed to. Then we got to...

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One response to “Wounded souls: Testimony of Israeli search and rescue personnel”

  1. G. Ian Goodson says:

    Amos 1:13 – 15
    13Thus says the Lord:

    “For three transgressions of the Ammonites,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
    because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead,
    that they might enlarge their border.
    14So I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah,
    and it shall devour her strongholds,
    with shouting on the day of battle,
    with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;
    15and their king shall go into exile,
    he and his princes together,”
    says the Lord.

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