Israeli paramedic tells of saving lives during the Hamas attacks on Southern Israel This is the story of Hadas Erlich, a Magen David Adom field paramedic who arrived in the U.S. on November 6 to share her experience treating patients during the Hamas attacks on Southern Israel on October 7, now known as The Black Sabbath. She and her colleagues, fellow paramedics Menachem Blumenthal, and dispatcher Ronit Glaser, will be traveling coast to coast speaking with American audiences about the cruelty and tragedy they witnessed and the ways they responded to bring life and hope. Hadas Erlich pushed her long blond hair away from her face as she looked into the lens for the Zoom interview. She was here to share her story, but ready to get back to work. Apart from her Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic uniform, she looked like any American girl in her 20s. Her smile […]
Black Saturday is the name given to October 7, 2023, the day Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israeli communities murdering and kidnapping, regardless of nationality or religion. Those who endured the attacks are beginning to share their stories of survival. Gilad Honwald, an EMT with MAGEN DAVID ADOM (MDA), lives in Kibbutz Alumim in southern Israel. At 6:30 a.m. on October 7, he was awakened by Red Alert sirens that typically signal a rocket attack. Not yet knowing what was unfolding, Gilad rushed out with his son to search for any neighbors who might have been wounded. They heard gunshots coming from the direction of the village of Nahal Oz and received messages that there were terrorists in the kibbutz. Reports came that two foreign workers were murdered and three others were wounded. As part of the security response team for Kibbutz Alumim, Gilad immediately rushed toward the terrorists, engaging in a […]
This is just one of the emergency pointers videos being circulated by Magen David Adom in Israel. MDA teams feel they want to do more and more for the public, so in the little time they have between emergency calls, they are producing training videos to help reduce casualties. This is authentic content that shows how you can save lives and stop bleeding using accessories that are in every home.
Terrible escalation is on the horizon. Israel has called up hundreds of thousands of troops, and a full-scale ground war is becoming more likely with every passing hour. The death toll has climbed to 1,200, and more than 3,000 people have been wounded. Rocket attacks continue to pour out of Gaza, pelting southern Israel and Tel Aviv with wave after wave of bombardments.
Today, the President of the State of Israel, Isaac Herzog, alongside his wife Mrs. Michal Herzog, visited the MDA National Operations Center in Kiryat Ono. They met with the hardworking MDA paramedics, EMTs, and doctors who tirelessly respond to every medical call and need. They interacted with the MDA teams that have been operating under fire in the Western Negev Communities, learning about their brave endeavors as they risk their lives to save others.
Georgi Guliak, a senior paramedic at Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency medical service, woke up Saturday morning, October 7, and went to his regular shift at the MDA station in Sderot. Just before he arrived at the station, he started hearing gunshots on the road he was traveling on. Victims, including those in serious and critical condition, began arriving at the station. As they provided initial medical care, massive gunfire was heard outside. The team decided to lock the doors, take shelter inside the station, and continue treating the severely wounded that remained at the station until they could be evacuated to hospitals in bulletproof ambulances.