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MDA SAVE BEDOUIN GIRLHIT BY IRANIAN MISSILE

On October 7th Hamas terrorists launched a deadly surprise attack on Southern Israel. At least 1,200 people were slaughtered in cold blood, with thousands more injured. Over 240 men, women, children and babies, were taken to Gaza as hostages, where the overwhelming majority remain captive.

From just after 6.30am on that Saturday morning, when the first call for help was
received to a Magen David Adom dispatch centre, we responded. Although this was unlike any other day, MDA’s remit was the same as every other day. To save more lives.

In absolute contravention of the Geneva Conventions and all normal standards of human rights, MDA personnel and ambulances were considered legitimate targets. As you will read inside, 11 Magen David Adom team members lost their lives in trying to save the lives of others. Running into an emergency scene whilst others
look to run away is what defines the bravery of MDA’s medics, paramedics and volunteers. They will forever be our heroes. Were it not for our armoured and bullet-proof ambulances, more would have died.

In the two months since the atrocities, Magen David Adom, together with all of Israeli society, have responded in the only way they know how. Together. People continue to queue around the block to donate blood (60,000 units were donated in the first month after the attack. An incredible figure). Every MDA volunteer has signed-up for additional shifts. MDA in Israel is running at full capacity any other day, MDA’s remit was the same as around the clock. Not just on the Gaza border, where rockets continue to fall, but also in anticipation of the threat to the north and the need any other day, MDA’s remit was the same as for ongoing preparedness across the country.

From just after 6.30am on that Saturday morning, when the first call for help was
received to a Magen David Adom dispatch centre, we responded. Although this was unlike any other day, MDA’s remit was the same as every other day. To save more lives. From just after 6.30am on that Saturday morning, when the first call for help was every other day. To save more lives.

Thank you for your support to Magen David Adom. Your generosity has saved lives.

Amina al-Hassouni

(Photo Credit: Muhammad al-Hassouni)

MAGEN DAVID ADOM UK SHOWS SOLIDARITY IN ISRAEL

As Magen David Adom UK launched its ‘Operation Swords of Iron’ Emergency
Campaign, donors from across the country were unequivocal in their support
and generosity. Funds were raised to help MDA replenish the life-saving medical
stocks and equipment that are in constant and ongoing demand.

This strong sense of unity and giving was shown through a vast array of fundraising activities: from hosting fitness classes and selling products,
to running marathons and holding bake sales.

Magen David Adom could not be more grateful to those who contributed to this lifesaving cause. Thank you. You are all lifesavers!

This strong sense of unity and giving was shown through a vast array of fundraising activities: from hosting fitness classes and selling products, to running marathons and holding bake sales.

Magen David Adom could not be more grateful to those who contributed to this lifesaving cause. Thank you. You are all lifesavers!

At 7:15 we made our way to Netivot following shooting reports. I put on a helmet and protective vest and approached the location where Israeli soldiers handed over three casualties. MDA had already confirmed that numerous were dead and wounded.

As we were treating them a rocket struck near us but we continued the treatment and evacuated them. Then another MDA ambulance joined us and transferred 5 more casualties. And then another casualties.

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Amina al-Hassouni

(Photo Credit: Muhammad al-Hassouni)

TREKS, CHALLENGES AND FUNDRAISING FOR MDA UK

The mouthwatering Israeli cuisine and drinks were prepared and presented by the
charismatic chef Avishay Siag. Avishay introduced each of his shuk-inspired courses, followed by a carefully curated pairing with an award-winning whisky by M&H, Israel’s first whisky distillery.

In July, the Year 12 students from the UK were joined in Israel by peers from Israel, Brazil, ise as streamline existing services and offerings.

In September, Magen David Adom UK hosted Table75, a series of three campaign dinners to medical emergency and blood service. In September, Magen David Adom UK hosted Table75, a series of three campaign dinners.

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