Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chabad Shliach Shot In Russia Speaks To Media

VIN News - Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, 40, Chabad-Lubavitch emissary and chief rabbi of Derbent in the Republic of Dagestan, is much improved following emergency surgery for injuries to his internal organs after being shot by assailants near his home Doctors at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah, Israel, have reported that the complex operation went “very well,” and the bleeding in the rabbi’s liver has stopped. Isakov’s condition has been upgraded to “satisfactory,” and he was conscious as of Friday evening.Hours after initial surgery in Derbent,

the rabbi was flown to Israel in a chartered emergency rescue plane, accompanied by a team of doctors and paramedics. The rabbi was first transferred by helicopter from the hospital in Derbent to the airport in Makhachkala, nearly 200 miles away.

The flight was arranged by Rabbi Berel Lazar, the chief Rabbi of Russia, working with the international unit of the ZAKA emergency service team in Israel.

The rabbi was returning from performing a ritual slaughter for kosher meat when he was attacked as he stepped out of his car. Local officials were investigating conflicting reports that either one or three assailants were involved in the attack. Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement that the rabbi’s Jewish appearance “is among the possible motives investigators are considering for the attack.” Those involved escaped from the crime scene.

Ovadia ben Zahava Chaya

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What's his condition