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IDF to Aid Earthquake-Hit Mexico

IDF rescuers (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

After a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico yesterday, killing hundreds, the Mexican people are in dire need of help. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that the IDF is sending a 50-person delegation to aid in assessing damage and rescue efforts:

A delegation of 50 soldiers from the IDF’s Home Front Command is expected to travel to Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon to assist local teams after a large earthquake devastated portions of the country, an army spokesperson said.

At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

Late Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Mexico had asked Israel for aid after Netanyahu offered help.

“Netanyahu ordered that aid and a search and rescue operation be organized to leave to Mexico as soon as possible,” his office said...

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