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.
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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.
Police forced a First Aid volunteer from Magen David Adom to remove his jacket with the organization’s emblem before entering the Temple Mount.
By Elad Benari
A volunteer with the Magen David Adom first aid service was forced on Sunday to remove his jacket with the organization’s emblem before he was allowed to enter the Temple Mount. The emblem of Magen David Adom is a red Star of David.
The Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site for well over 3,000 years.
The volunteer, Yonatan Tal, recalled the incident in a conversation with Arutz Sheva.
“I went up to the Temple Mount as I usually do. Continue Reading »
Magen David Adom: One runner dead, 12 in serious condition after falling from heat exhaustion at Tel Aviv’s annual Marathon.
Over 20 participants were taken to hospital suffering from heat stroke.
Tragedy at Tel Aviv Marathon: A 30-year old runner has died and 12 others were seriously injured on Friday morning in the Tel Aviv Marathon.
Runners in the marathon – Photo: Moti Kimchi
According to Magen David Adom medics, the injured are currently unconscious and undergoing artificial respiration, a few even requiring CPR.
The first aid tent at the starting point has become a field hospital with more and more runners arriving at the scene on stretchers due to suspected dehydration. Continue Reading »