A lead IDF (Zahal) delegation of experts in the fields of search, rescue and medicine is set to leave tonight for the Philippines, which was struck by a natural disaster Friday, November 8th. The rescuers are part of the IDF (Zahal)’s Home Front Command.

The expert rescuers will perform a thorough situation assessment, including an infrastructure evaluation, that will determine the best rapid response the IDF (Zahal) can provide to the Government of the Philippines.

This mission is in accordance with a directive given earlier today by the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benyamin (Benny) Gantz and the Government of Israel.