Elite Israeli Air Force Unit Rescues US Citizen From Cruise Ship In The Mediterranean

Illustrative. Unit 669 rescue divers training in the Mediterranean. (By צילמתי - צילמתי, Wikimedia Commons)

Israel’s elite Airborne Combat Rescue And Evacuation Unit 669 evacuated an elderly American woman from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean early Thursday morning.

The 70-year-old woman, who had suffered a heart attack, was flown to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

According to an Israeli military source, the rescue was carried out at the request of US officials.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Seriously!?!?
    It’s called a MEDIVAC, not a rescue!
    Israeli navy simply happened to be the closest! Common courtesy extended by most, if not all, countries under international maritime law!