Prof. Avi Rivkind, who founded the Shock Trauma Unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and is a renowned expert in trauma injuries, was chosen to light the torch at Israel’s principal 75th Independence Day celebration in Jerusalem. Accompanying him at the podium and also lighting the torch was Dr. Khetam Hussein, an infectious disease control specialist at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
Each year twelve individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Israeli society are honored on Independence Day at the torch-lighting ceremony.
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Photo caption: Screenshot of the below video of the event. Prof Avi Rivkind (r) and Dr. Khetam Hussein, an infectious disease control specialist at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
Watch below the entire ceremony. To watch Prof Rivkind and Dr. Khetam Hussein’s part scroll to minute 51.