Ichud Hatzalah Paramedic Recuperating After Har Nof Attack



Ichud (United) Hatzalah Yanki Erlich of Har Nof was among the first on the scene of the Har Nof shul massacre. Erlich, a long-time Har Nof resident, is an active member of Hachovesh Har Nof as well.

Erlich entered the building even before the shooting was over, eager to help those in desperate need of medical attention. It was after the terrorists began to target him that he realized that he had to leave. As he was running for cover though he slipped, fell and broke his leg. Luckily for him the attackers were distracted by police fire and he could drag himself to safety.

Erlich is also seen in the organization’s promotional video

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. “Luckily for him, the attackers were distracted by police fire, and he could drag himself to safety.”

    Not “Luckily,” but rather, B’Chasdei Hashem.

  2. There’s an deep weighed atmosphere from ‘the top’, more earnest, sorrowful,different in quality and with more resolve than other terror attacks

    Gov’t and police have a deepest sense that these niftarim were our people’s creme de la creme.

    More than even
    “Massacres that occur in houses of prayer while wearing Tallis & tefillin & davening and in yeshivos are considered the lowest of the low.”

    The media hopes that this atmosphere dissipates soon

  3. Eric55 I disagree. They might be seen as a hero if they survive, but if they don’t, then they have basically committed suicide. Although in this case it’s different, because he didn’t know that there was danger on that floor of the building.