Son of murdered Kibbutz Be’eri member to speak exclusively to supporters of Australian Friends of Magen David Adom

Yuval Haran’s father, aunt and uncle were murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7th on the kibbutz founded by their family – Kibbutz Be’eri. That day, seven more of his family were abducted by Hamas and taken into Gaza.  Through his grief, shock and fear, he was thrust into the leadership of Israel’s Bring Them Home movement.

Now you get to hear his story as Australian Friends of Magen David Adom has arranged for Yuval to speak exclusively via Zoom to our supporters.  It is your chance to hear first hand how the brutal Hamas attack has affected the Haran family and millions of other Israelis.

Funds raised will be allocated to the purchase of an armoured bulletproof MDA ambulance dedicated to the memory of his father, Avshalom Haran z”l.

This event is not to be missed!

Where: 
Online via Zoom (link to be sent to registrants)
Time: 7PM
Date: 
Sunday 4th February

Senior EMT Continues Saving Lives Despite Missing Niece

Lior Eshel, MDA Senior EMT in the Ayalon Region is saving lives on the morning shift today, on an ambulance carrying the picture of his niece Roni, kidnapped and missing in Gaza.

Lior, we send you strength, and we pray for her safe return, along with the other 239 kidnapped victims.

Day 25 Iron Swords War: Update to MDA activities in past 24 hours

In the 24 hours until 19:15 MDA teams treated 20 casualties, including 4 injured by glass shards in the Ashdod region – a 55 year old male in serious condition, and three further males aged 66, 46 and 35 in mild condition. 6 casualties injured while seeking shelter in Ashdod, Tel Aviv and Bat Yam and 10 patients with anxiety symptoms.

Since the start of the war, MDA teams have treated thousands of casualties, including fatalities, and those injured in serious, moderate and mild condition, amongst them MDA staff who were saving lives. Continuing today, (Tuesday 31.10) MDA teams are on high alert. Some 1,400 MDA ambulances, including bulletproof are manned by MDA staff and volunteers who are saving lives, at times while under fire.

MDA Blood Services held blood drives today in Nili, Nof Hagalil, Harish, Givat Avni, Dimona, Jerusalem, the MDA Blood Services Center in Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital, and in Yehud-Monoson.

Since the onset of war (Saturday 7.10), MDA’s Blood Services have collected more than 57,000 blood donations from the public, and the blood components have been supplied to all hospitals for treatment of the casualties. The Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank has, since the outbreak of the Iron Swords War, supplied hundreds of liters of mothers’ milk to infants and premature babies who have been orphaned, whose mothers have been kidnapped or injured, and to babies whose mothers have been recruited into the IDF. Nursing mothers (in Israel) who are interested in donating mothers’ milk should email milkbank@mda.org.il or message via WhatsApp on 052-6344101.

Magen David Adom has been holding emergency first aid courses for free for the general public. In the short 3-hour course, is run by MDA instructors, and is intended for groups of up to 25 people. The course is held in safe rooms that abide by the rules of the Home Front Command. To register for a course, send the word “Course” by WhatsApp to 03-6880022.

Since the war began, MDA helicopters have carried out dozens of evacuation flights to and from hospitals such as Sheba, Beilinson, Ichilov, Shamir Asaf Harofe, Shaare Zedek, and Hadassah Ein Kerem, transporting dozens of injured civilians and soldiers from the field and from hospitals in the south. After initial treatment in the southern hospitals of Barzilai and Soroka, dozens of ambulances, intensive care vehicles, and specialized evacuation vehicles of Magen David Adom transferred injured individuals of all severity levels to hospitals throughout the country.

MDA calls on the public to heed the life-saving instructions of the security forces. For any medical need, dial 101 to reach MDA’s emergency hotline and to donate blood during the week at locations published on the MDA website: https://www.mdais.org/blood-donation

Testimony October 7 Romi Dar, 20 year old EMT, Netanya MDA station

I woke up at 6:30 from a red alert siren, I started reading reports and very quickly understood that something here is unusual. I wrote to the head of the volunteers in my district and I asked to go down south to help. I really didn’t manage to get organized and was already on an ambulance heading south. On the way we were caught by more sirens, we saw mushrooms of smoke all over the place, we heard horrifying reports. At that point I already understood that I might not get home from this day.

When we arrived at Ofakim station we began to set up an improvised hospital in the parking lot and very quickly injured and dead victims came in.

The event that I remember the most from that day between all the gunshot victims we tended to, is a Golani soldier who arrived with a severe gunshot wound to his neck, we evacuated him to the helicopter while his friend held pressure on the wound. I remember I was surprised from the calm demeaner they both had, that soldier was seriously injured and couldn’t even talk, but insisted on staying awake and breathing. After we put the victim on the helicopter, I took the other soldier who actually saved his friend’s life by applying pressure for over 4 hours aside, I told him what a hero his is, washed his hands which were full of congealed blood and gave him my phone to call his family and calm them that he’s okay. They were disconnected since that morning and didn’t even understand what was going on.

It was very painful for me to treat soldiers. Children. Who gave everything to keep us safe and paid a heavy toll.

Day 21 – Iron Swords War: Daily MDA Update

From last night until 17.00 today, MDA teams have treated 17 casualties, including: 18 year old male in moderate condition with shrapnel injuries, a 53 year old male in moderate condition injured as he ran for shelter, 12 casualties in mild condition as they headed for shelter, and 3 with anxiety symptoms.

Since the start of the war, MDA teams have treated thousands of casualties, including fatalities, and those injured in serious, moderate and mild condition, amongst them MDA staff who were saving lives. Continuing today, (Friday 27.10) MDA teams are on high alert. Some 1,400 MDA ambulances, including bulletproof are manned by MDA staff and volunteers who are saving lives, at times while under fire.

MDA Blood Services held blood drives today in the Jordan Valley, Jerusalem, Modiin, Zichron Yaakov and Bat Yam.

Since the onset of war (Saturday 7.10), MDA’s Blood Services have collected more than 52,000 blood donations from the public, and the blood components have been supplied to all hospitals for treatment of the casualties.

Since the war began, MDA helicopters have carried out dozens of evacuation flights to and from hospitals such as Sheba, Beilinson, Ichilov, Shamir Asaf Harofe, Shaare Zedek, and Hadassah Ein Kerem, transporting dozens of injured civilians and soldiers from the field and from hospitals in the south. After initial treatment in the southern hospitals of Barzilai and Soroka, dozens of ambulances, intensive care vehicles, and specialized evacuation vehicles of Magen David Adom transferred injured individuals of all severity levels to hospitals throughout the country.

MDA calls on the public to heed the life-saving instructions of the security forces. For any medical need, dial 101 to reach MDA’s emergency hotline and to donate blood during the week at locations published on the MDA website: https://www.mdais.org/blood-donation

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MDA paramedic and MDA paramedic course instructor in the Negev, Amit Mann, was murdered when she was shot by terrorists when they entered the clinic in Kibbutz Be’eri while she was treating the wounded on Saturday | MDA Director General: “Amit was a hero who worked to save the lives of citizens also under fire”

Magen David Adom bows its head and mourns the death of the MDA paramedic, Amit Man, a 22-year-old resident of Kibbutz Be’eri, who was shot and killed on Saturday when she was treating the wounded who came to the clinic in the town of Be’eri where she lived during the Hamas surprise attack on the south of the country. Amit was trapped in the kibbutz clinic along with the wounded and dead for many hours when the terrorists tried to break into the clinic. Amit was buried in the cemetery in Netivot accompanied by family members and hundreds of her friends.

Amit began her career at MDA in 2015 as a youth volunteer, then went on to complete a course for instructors and trained additional volunteers. 4 years ago she was qualified as an EMT and later as a paramedic within the framework of the National Service and worked in intensive care mobility in MDA’s Negev region. About two months ago she began instructing the regional paramedic course in the Negev. During her entire time at MDA, Amit acted professionally, with a great sense of duty in her work. Amit dreamed of studying medicine and continuing to save lives.

Oshrit Haddad, a paramedic at MDA and Amit’s best friend: “Amit was always there for everyone, she is someone who is simply always there, you could always trust her. On Saturday, while terrorists were shooting at them, she continued to help patients and tried to save their lives. She fought for their lives until the last moments.”

MDA Director General Eli Bin on Amit Mann: “Amit was a heroic paramedic who continued to treat the wounded even while terrorists tried to break into the clinic in Kibbutz Be’eri. She sacrificed herself while trying to protect the lives of the patients – her priority was only what was best for them. Her untimely passing left us shocked and in pain. Magen David Adom cherishes all that Amit has done, and our employees and volunteers bow their heads and hug her family. May her memory be blessed.”

Zaki Heller MDA spokesperson

IDF soldier and MDA volunteer, the late Lior Levy, was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip | MDA Director General: “Lior was a dedicated volunteer. Magen David Adom bows its head and mourns her loss”

Magen David Adom mourns the death of Lior Levy, 19 years old at the time of her death, a resident of Dimona, who was killed in battle in the Gaza Envelope.

Lior started her career at MDA as a youth volunteer about 5 years ago, during which she helped save the lives of many. Lior initiated and trained many volunteers during her years of volunteering.

Talia Ben Naim, EMT at MDA and friend of Lior: “Lior was an amazing volunteer with a huge heart. She always aspired to learn more to be as professional as possible, helped everyone, and cared for patients as if they were her family.”

MDA Director General Eli Bin on the late Lior Levy: “MDA is saddened by Lior’s, who was killed in battle in the Gaza Envelope. Lior was a dedicated volunteer who contributed a lot to saving lives, Magen David Adom cherishes all that she’s done and supports her family in this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.”

Magen David Adom deeply mourns the death of its Senior EMT – ambulance driver, Aharon Chaimov

A senior EMT – ambulance driver in MDA, Aharon Chaimov, of blessed memory, was murdered when he was shot this morning in an MDA ambulance on his way to treat the wounded in his city, Ofakim, during a surprise attack on the State of Israel. | MDA Director General: “A person for whom the welfare of others and the value of human life always came first, as was the case today – on this tragic morning.”

Magen David Adom deeply mourns the death of its Senior EMT – ambulance driver, Aharon Chaimov, of blessed memory, a 25-year-old resident of Ofakim, who was murdered this morning (Saturday) while fulfilling his duty, going out to save lives and treat the wounded from the combined attack that began this morning on the State of Israel. Aharon, a resident of Ofakim, was injured by terrorist gunfire while going out to treat the victims, and was killed. Aharon left behind two children, a wife, parents, siblings, and family members.

Aharon began his journey in MDA as a service-year volunteer. He later officially joined the organization as an Emergency Medical Technician and subsequently completed the Senior EMT and ambulance drivers’ course. During his 4 years in MDA, Aharon worked with great professionalism, showing exceptional empathy for patients and the wounded, serving as the community’s duty ambulance driver on weekends, and always responding first to any call. Even this morning (Saturday), in the midst of a combined attack on the State of Israel, Aharon went out to save lives and was murdered by the terrorists.

Danny Shtarkman, MDA Ofakim Station Manager, said: “Aharon was a dedicated man who gave his all to save human lives. Ambulance driver and senior EMT of the highest professionalism, he was expected to start the paramedics course in MDA soon. A very responsible and professional individual, always prioritizing the well-being of patients. Aharon was very beloved at the station, very professional, loved his job and giving. Aharon was killed while fulfilling his duty on his way to treat the injured. We will deeply miss him, may his memory be a blessing.”

The Director General of MDA, Eli Bin, eulogized Aharon Chaimov, of blessed memory: “In every complex security event, MDA volunteers and employees, each one of them, stand at the forefront to provide professional medical treatment to the wounded and the victims. But Aharon was salt of the earth in and of himself, an example and role model for MDA workers and volunteers. Aharon, a man for whom the welfare of others and the value of human life always came first, as was the case today – on this tragic morning. Aharon’s passing has left us deeply sorrowed and appreciating his path. MDA volunteers and employees bow their heads today and embrace the family – an integral part of the MDA family. May his memory be a blessing.”

Magen David Adom deeply mourns the death of its Senior EMT – ambulance driver, Aharon Chaimov

Our condolences to his family and friends

May his memory forever be a blessing

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