A baby has been born in a makeshift hospital set up in the storm-ravaged Philippines by the Israeli Defense Forces.
The parents of the new baby boy were so grateful to the Israeli medics that treated the early-delivery mother, they named their young son Israel.
The news was announced Friday after baby Israel was successfully delivered early in the morning. He was born in an IDF field hospital set up in the city of Bogo, created to help the rescue and recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the area.
The IDF sent a rescue team last week immediately upon learning of the far-reaching effects the storm would have. The Bogo unit transported medical equipment to the city at the request of Philippines. The island the small city is located on has been suffering from crippling power outages.
An IDF spokesperson also revealed the birth on Twitter along with photos, writing, “Moments after the dramatic birth of baby #Israel. #IDFinIsrael.”