The ZAKA Minorities Unit is comprised of members of Israel’s minorities, representatives of the country’s different communities, including in particular the Druze in the north and the Bedouins in the south. Other communities represented in the unit include Circassian, Christian, and Muslim. The training course is prepared and given in close cooperation with the respective religious and lay leaders.
Community leaders have expressed satisfaction with this initiative that allows the ZAKA Minorities Unit the opportunity to deal with their deceased according to the community’s own laws and customs relating to a religious burial.
The Bible states that “In the image of G-d, was Man created.” Everyone was created in the image of G-d. This is ZAKA’s motto. To know how to respect every person for what he is, to educate and convey messages and values of peace through volunteerism.
ZAKA has set itself the goal of including more and more people in its circles of activity and volunteerism, by establishing volunteer units in all ethnic groups throughout Israel. To help and aid every person as he is, without distinction of religion, race, or gender. With the belief that the more people are on the side of activity and volunteerism, the more divisions will fall by themselves, life will be seen differently, and make people better, unified, and united. Because the volunteering spirit unifies and unites people, people look at life differently, and are better people.