People Treated for Severe Trauma and Shock in Southern Israel

Video: Miriam Ballin interviewed on Channel 20 news about the Unit and its activities near Gaza.

The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit’s were very busy treating shocked patients in Sderot and the Gaza periphery yesterday.

At least 10 people in Gaza periphery communities required medical treatment for trauma and emotional shock by early evening on Tuesday, according to the United Hatzalah Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit. The trauma was a response to the barrage of rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip and the resulting Iron Dome interceptions, said Miriam Ballin, Director of the Psychotrauma Unit. “In the past hour a mother and daughter suffered emotional shock after the Iron Dome shot down a rocket in their vicinity,” Ballin said. “Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit volunteers in the entire south are on high alert and will be ready at a moments notice to respond to any emergencies,” she added. “We strongly encourage anyone who is suffering emotional or psychological trauma due to the tense situation currently developing in the south to call United Hatzalah’s dispatch and command center at 1221 and request assistance.”

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