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Shalom Emma

The last few days have seen a sharp increase in terror attacks. As Israel braces for what Prime Minister Netanyahu has called “a terrorist onslaught that is being encouraged, directed, and financed by Iran and its proxies,” we are especially grateful to the heroic men and women of Magen David Adom, who are constantly on high alert, ready to provide lifesaving care.
In all these incidents, MDA was able to respond thanks to your support, which provides our EMTs and paramedics with the ambulances, equipment, and world-leading training they use every day to save lives. 

Glynis Lipson


Magen David Adom Australia

Three killed and one injured in two separate terror attacks
On Shabbat, Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and his 28-year-old son, Aviad Nir, were shot and killed at close range at a carwash inside the Palestinian town of Huwara. MDA and IDF teams administered immediate aid, but both died of their wounds.

Batsheva Nigri, a 42-year-old mother of three and a kindergarten teacher, and Aryeh Leib, a father of six in his 40s, came under fire in a terror attack while driving on Route 60, south of Hebron.

MDA paramedics and EMTs, alongside IDF medical teams, arrived quickly and initiated treatment. Nigri was pronounced dead at the scene, while Leib was in critical condition. Nigri’s 12-year-old daughter, who was also in the car, was unharmed despite 22 bullets being fired into the vehicle.

MDA Paramedics Netanel Yamin and Elyashiv Amitai, and MDA Senior EMT Benaya Weinberger were first on the scene.

“We saw a male and female with gunshot injuries,” Yamin said. “They were taken out of the car, with the woman unconscious. We provided lifesaving treatment and resuscitation, but unfortunately, we had to pronounce her deceased. The male was semi-conscious with gunshot wounds. We immediately moved him to the MICU and evacuated him in serious condition to Soroka Hospital."


Lone soldier killed and six other people injured

A 20-year-old off-duty IDF soldier and immigrant from Ukraine was killed and six other people wounded in a truck-ramming attack on Route 443 near Modi’in on Thursday morning.

The deceased was identified as Cpl. Maksym Molchanov, a “lone soldier,” a member of the IDF whose parents do not live in Israel.

The driver struck several off-duty soldiers who were walking on the side of the road near the Maccabim checkpoint, before colliding with another vehicle. He then attempted to carry out a second ramming attack at the Hashmonaim checkpoint, but guards opened fire and stopped him.

Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes and treated six people struck by the truck, including three off-duty soldiers in their 20s. One of them, Molchanov, was unconscious and suffering from stomach and head injuries, while another had serious injuries, and a third had mild injuries. Efforts were made to stabilize Molchanov, but he was pronounced dead.

Yitzhak Neugerschel, an MDA paramedic who treated the soldier with serious injuries, described the situation. “He remained conscious throughout, informing us that he was injured while at a nearby bus stop. Immediate medical intervention was provided during transport, including blood transfusions and pain management. Upon reaching the hospital, he was urgently moved to surgery,” he said.

A Palestinian teenager as well as an Israeli couple in their 20s, whose car collided with the terrorist’s truck, were also treated by MDA for minor injuries.

This latest attack comes on the heels of other terrorist attacks to which MDA responded, including a stabbing near a light rail station in Jerusalem and an incident in Nablus in which bombs were thrown at IDF soldiers protecting religious Jews visiting Joseph’s tomb.
Nurit Moses, 58, was driving home from work when she suddenly suffered a heart attack and lost consciousness. As her car began to slide into the intersection between the passing vehicles, a passerby, Dennis Srilan, called Magen David Adom’s 101 emergency call center.

The EMT dispatcher who answered the call instructed Dennis on how to provide first aid, while simultaneously dispatching first responders and a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulance team to the scene.

Noam Dahan, a senior EMT who received the alert, arrived in moments and recognized that this was no ordinary traffic accident. He immediately started CPR and connected a defibrillator, shocking Nurit into consciousness as the MICU team arrived to transport her to the hospital.

About two weeks after the incident, Moses was released from the hospital and was reunited with the MDA team that saved her life. She calls them “her miracle.”
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