ZAKA Works Alongside Iranian Delegation in Japan

ZAKA delegation working alongside Iranians in Kamaishi, Japan; photo courtesy ZAKA

Yesterday was a pretty unusual day for the ZAKA delegation operating in Japan.

After helping Japanese and international search and rescue teams search for bodies in the collapsed buildings of a town in North-East Japan, the ZAKA volunteers were sent to help with food distribution to the surviving residents.

“It was only while we were working that we noticed the Iranian flag flying over the food station,” explains [ZAKA chairman] Meshi-Zahav. “After the initial embarrassment on both sides, we all put our political views to the side in order to carry out our shared humanitarian effort.”

Today the ZAKA delegation will join up with the Israeli medical delegation.