Prior to her death in Thursday’s Negev flood, one girl texted to her friend Wednesday evening, “I cannot believe that I am actually going out on this trip in this weather. It makes no sense…. We will die, I am serious.”
By Itai Blumenthal
One of the victims of Thursday’s Zafit Stream tragedy, in which nine youths died after being swept away by a flash flood, seemed to have predicted her fate, according to texts she sent her friend before setting out on the trip.
Wednesday, a girl wrote her friend: “Everything is yellow, disgusting.” Her friend responded: “I cannot believe that I am actually going out on this trip in this weather. Continue Reading »
With the generous donation by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson to Magen David Adom, new bulletproof ambulances can now service the needy in Judea and Samaria. • Dr. Miriam Adelson, ‘How sad that ambulances have to be protected against deadly attacks.’
By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or and Efrat Forsher
A $1 million donation from Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson has enabled the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria to acquire five ambulances that have been bulletproofed to protect emergency personnel and patients from shooting attacks.
The Yesha Council welcomed the new vehicles in a ceremony at the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv on Thursday. Continue Reading »
Israel is rushing to send greatly needed aid to Madagascar after a severe outbreak of the Black Death plague in the African island.
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South African branch of Magen David Adom have joined forces to head the aid effort. The aid will be delivered to the International Red Cross in Madagascar.
Madagascar – Google Maps
Since August 2017, the island has been battling the epidemic of the airborne pneumonic plague but cases have risen by 8% in the past week alone. Continue Reading »
Israel hosts massive joint emergency response exercise including professional teams from Israel, Jordan, Spain, Italy, France and the Palestinian Authority, participating in multiple-faceted drills of extreme-case scenarios inflicting havoc on a regional scale.
By Lilach Shoval, Itsik Saban and Israel Hayom Staff
Some 400 firefighters from five countries arrived in Israel this week to participate in a massive regional emergency exercise.
Emergency response teams from Israel, Jordan, Italy, France and Spain, as well as teams from the Palestinian Authority, came together Tuesday to drill an extreme-case scenario in which a huge wildfire burns its way from country to country, wreaking havoc on a regional scale. Continue Reading »
After hearing noises in his home Monday evening, an unnamed man from Moshav Beit Yitzhak discovers two Palestinian men holding burglary tools in their hands, opens fire killing one, and seriously hurting the second.
By Hassan Shaalan
A Palestinian burglar was killed and another seriously wounded Monday night when a man opened fire on them as they attempted to break into his home in Moshav Beit Yitzhak in the Sharon region.
MDA paramedics at the scene of the shooting. – Photo: Magen David Adom
Upon arriving at the scene, Magen David Adom paramedics were forced to pronounce the death of one of the burglars, a man in his 30s, and evacuated the second wounded man, also in his 30s, to a nearby hospital. Continue Reading »
Mohammed Abed al-Rahman, a senior paramedic with Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical service tells a heart-rending account of how he and his team responded to save Hadas Malka, who ultimately succumbed to her wound in last week’s terror stabbing in Jerusalem.
By Israel Today Staff
The following is the personal account of Mohammed Abed al-Rahman, a senior paramedic with Magen David Adom (MDA) who gave his all last week to save the life of Border Police officer Hadas Malka, who ultimately died of her injuries sustained in a terror stabbing at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.
Arab Paramedic Fought to Save the Life of Fatally Wounded Border Police officer, Hadas Malka.
Six people were lightly wounded after a shooting and stabbing attack at an open market in the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva on Thursday afternoon.
Police said an 18-year-old from Nablus open fired on a bus at the entrance to the market on Hirsch street at around 4:45 p.m. and then ran to a sewing shop and stabbed someone before he was stopped by civilians and later arrested by police. Continue Reading »
This is the real Israel: In the mist of all the knife-attacks and terrorism directed at the Jewish State, Israel isn’t afraid to fight, or render medical attention & humanitarian aid to those who hate them.
By Israel Today Staff
This story happened a couple months back, but we are quite certain that amidst all the bashing of Israel, the mainstream Western media ignored it completely.
Little Aya is suffering from advanced leukemia. Back in August of last year, she was given a permit, along with her mother, to travel from Gaza to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem to receive the care she needs. Continue Reading »
Ongoing development: Search & rescue teams still working to extricate victims buried in rubble of collapsed parking garage in the center of Tel Aviv.
Arutz Sheva Staff
An underground parking garage under construction in Tel Aviv collapsed Monday morning, leaving two dead and some 18 people injured. One of the dead was a 35-year-old man, according to Channel 10 Television.
The incident occurred in the Ramat Hahayal neighborhood in northern Tel Aviv, an area with a large number of hi-tech firms.
MDA emergency responders said one person was seriously injured in the collapse. Witnesses say he appeared to be in his mid-20s and was a worker at the site.
Bystander to Friday’s terrorist attack of Muslim stabbing Jews, shown placing pork meat on dead terrorist’s face and genitals, leaving some saying, it’s the best ‘idea of the year!’
By Tova Dvorin
Kiryat Arba resident has lit the internet on fire over the weekend, after footage surfaced of him placing what he says is a piece of pork on the body of a dead terrorist killed by Israel Police during an attack on Israeli civiilians Friday.
In the video, Magen David Adom (MDA) medics can be seen performing resuscitation on the terrorist. In the interim, the resident succeeds in getting close to the body and placing the piece of meat upon it, sarcastically telling the terrorist to “enjoy” it. Continue Reading »
First humanitarian mission aircraft has landed in Nepal. Israel’s priorities: •Search & rescue survivors from the rubble •Assemble IDF field hospital to begin rendering medical attention to the injured •Locate Israelis and return them home
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel has been providing assistance to Israelis, Nepalese and others since receiving the first reports of the earthquake that hit Nepal.
The Ministry, via Israel in Nepal, is aiding Israelis in the stricken area and is in touch with the families of Israeli travelers who have not yet established contact.
One healthcare worker says the locals are “amazed” at solidarity among the Israelis. • Israel’s Harel Insurance charters helicopter to airlift Israelis • IDF, Magen David Adom, & other organizations dispatch specialists in search & rescue of Israelis
By Shlomo Cesana, Eli Leon, Nitzi Yakov, Meital Yasur Beit-Or, Ilan Gattegno
The Nepalese government’s search and rescue operation in the Himalayas has entered its fifth day, less than a week after hundreds of trekkers were caught off guard by a blizzard and an avalanche in the popular Annapurna Range.
Israelis embraced each other in Katmandu after being rescued from the Annapurna Range – Photo: AFP
Nepalese authorities have confirmed the death of 43 people, including 3 Israelis.
A year after the Tel Aviv Marathon in which a runner died from complications of heat prostration during blisteringly hot weather, Magen David Adom is taking all precautions to prevent a recurrence at this year’s event on Friday.
Tel Aviv Marathon, Yarkon Park – Photo: Courtesy
Last year, Maj. Michael Michaelovich, 29, an officer in the IDF’s Oketz canine unit from Moshav Menuha in the Lachish region, died during the race. Continue Reading »
Magen David Adom has been facing pressure from the ICRC to defer EMS response in the West Bank to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
By HENRY ROME
Magen David Adom has lost funding to operate the majority of its stations in the West Bank, the ambulance service said on Thursday, citing an NIS 5 million shortfall in appropriations from the state.
MDA paramedics evacuating woman to hospital in Jerusalem. – Photo: Magen David Adom spokesman
An MDA spokesman said the impending closure of 13 West Bank ambulance stations out of the agency’s 17 stations there is unrelated to pressure by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has been highly critical of MDA’s operations in the West Bank.
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