Israeli Paramedics Treat Palestinians

Ad Feedback - When it comes to helping people, Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics respond "as if there is no war."

"Just today we transferred three Palestinians from Gaza to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer for ongoing care," Dudi Abadi, coordinator for Magen David Adom, Israel's national emergency rescue service, and the International Committee for the Red Cross.

"We are continuing our humanitarian work even though rockets are still being hurled at us from Gaza," he said.

"Our medics are exhausted, but when there is lifesaving work to be done and sick and wounded people to be helped, it's as if there is no war," Abadi said.

"We act according to the Geneva Convention. We save lives and hope the conflict will end," he said.

This past weekend, an MDA ambulance responded every 15 minutes to calls from Sderot, Ashkelon and other western and northern Negev communities within range of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

Working with the Home Front Command, MDA paramedics will provide first aid training to residents of Ashkelon and surrounding communities, with an emphasis on what to do during rocket attacks.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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