#FacingTerrorSavingLives campaign launched to support Magen David Adom

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#FacingTerrorSavingLives campaign launched to support Magen David Adom

Medics attending to a stabbed soldier after a terror attack
Medics attending to a stabbed soldier after a terror attack
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Magen David Adom responds to the scene of a stabbing in November

A campaign has been launched to support Magen David Adom’s work responding to the recent wave of terror in Israel.

Together with the Board of Deputies #FacingTerrorSavingLives asks the Jewish community to bolster the work of Israel’s medical emergency service, MDA.

Treating both terrorist victims and perpetrators, in line with the Talmudic principle of “whoever has saved one life has saved an entire world”, MDA is often first on the scene of attacks. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as of 20 December, there have been 94 stabbings, 34 shootings and 19 car ramming attacks.

The social media and postal campaign was praised by Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

He said: “As British Jews we are horrified by the current wave of wanton violence being committed against civilians in Israel by terrorists. While the media’s reporting is less than satisfactory, we are capable of having a real impact in the saving of lives by supporting the vital work of Magen David Adom through MDA UK.”

Daniel Burger, CEO of MDA UK said: “This wave of violence has demonstrated that terror can strike at any time, any place, anywhere.  For this reason Magen David Adom must be able and ready to respond whenever and wherever it is needed. Working with the Board of Deputies, Magen David Adom UK is not only raising awareness of the current situation but also the funds needed to keep our ambulances fully stocked with life-saving equipment.”

According to MDA, between 13 September and 14 December, 22 Israelis have been killed and 252 wounded – 21 of them seriously.

To donate, visit  http://www.bod.org.uk/mda/



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