MDA ambulances have displayed the “Red Star of David” since the organization’s founding in 1930 and any rumors or allegations to the contrary are simply not true.

In addition to its large national fleet of emergency vehicles, there are a number of small kibbutzim, moshavim, factories and communities on both sides of the “Green Line” that operate older ambulances provided by MDA after they were taken out of active duty.  Crews manning these lifesaving vehicles are trained and certified by Magen David Adom and are in regular communication with the MDA National Dispatch Center, but arenot MDA staff.  Israel government policy dictates that because these community vehicles are operated by individual communities/municipalities, they must carry the “Magen David” emblem in blue as well as the names of their home base communities.

Every day, throughout Israel, Magen David Adom medical teams are on alert, operating nearly 900 ambulances that travel10 million miles to care for 600,000 patients.  Heart attacks, strokes, work, home and road accidents, illnesses, pregnancies and so on, in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nahariya, Metulla, Tzfat, Jerusalem, Rehovot, Sderot, Ashdod, Be’er Sheva, Eilat, Dimona, as well as Efrat, Kiryat Arba and Ofra, MDA is Saving Lives in Israel.

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