Albania’s PM lauds IDF soldiers helping country after of deadly earthquake
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Albania’s PM lauds IDF soldiers helping country after of deadly earthquake

The Israeli engineers are among the foreign volunteers who are working to determine whether buildings not felled by the earthquake are habitable.

Israeli officials make plans to help victims of the earthquake
Israeli officials make plans to help victims of the earthquake

Albania’s prime minister publicly praised Israeli military engineers who have been in the country since an earthquake struck late last month.

The Israeli engineers are among the foreign volunteers who are working to determine whether buildings not felled by the earthquake are habitable.

Prime Minister Edi Rama, visiting the western port city of Durres on Monday, told a resident who was afraid to enter his apartment building that he could have confidence in the go-ahead from the Israeli engineers.

“They are from Israel and they are No. 1,” Rama said, The Times of Israel reported. “The engineer says that after the catastrophe you should kiss your home because it has resisted [the earthquake] and has protected you.”

Bulldozers help clear the rubble following the earthquake

Later Monday, Rama in a video message sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Israel for its support while surrounded by the 10 Israeli active duty and reserve soldiers.

“Bibi, shalom from Durres. We’re here with your fantastic guys. They are doing a great job in calming the people and telling them how to be resilient,” Rama said. Bibi is Netanyahu’s nickname.

Delegation of Israeli soldiers in Albania helps with earthquake relief.

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck on Nov. 26 killed 51 people and injured more than 3,000. More than 11,000 buildings were damaged, leaving about 13,000 people homeless.

From The Depths, founded by British-Israeli activist Jonny Daniels led a delegation of international journalists out to Albania where they visited the sites connected to the earthquake and met with leadership as well as Albanian Righteous Among The Nations who were affected by the earthquake.

Daniel (third from left) with elderly Albanians affected by the earthquake

“The least we can do as Jews is stand besides and help those who helped us during their most difficult times”

“Albania was the only country under occupation, where there were more Jews after than before the Holocaust, with over 2,000 Jews saved and efforts from the then King, King Zog I, In issuing over 700 false visa to help Jews escape Europe” said Daniels

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