Israeli emergency response teams visit Poland

Volunteers from ZAKA, Israel’s primary rescue and recovery volunteer organisation, who recently visited Poland, assured everyone that they felt safe there, wrote Marek Magierowski, the Polish ambassador to Israel, in his post on Twitter.

"'Anti-Semitism in Poland? What anti-Semitism?' Volunteers from #ZAKA recently visited Poland. 'We wore kippahs the entire time, as well as our characteristic vests, and unlike in Western Europe, we felt safe,'" Magierowski wrote in his tweet.

The ambassador reported that during their stay in Poland, the groups also visited Jewish cemeteries and wrote: "Today, representatives of #ZAKA expressed their gratitude for the involvement of state and local authorities in preserving Jewish heritage.’Although there is still a lot of work ahead of us,'" they pointed out.

According to a ZAKA website, the organisation is "on call 24/7 to respond to any terror attack, accident or disaster. ZAKA volunteers also work in specialist search and rescue units on land and sea and the UN-recognised ZAKA International Rescue Unit operates at mass casualty incidents around the world."