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  11/26/2011, Cheshvan 29, 5772

Samaria to Bypass Magen David Adom in Blood Drive


The Samaria (Shomron) Residents' Council is organizing a blood drive, starting Sunday, which will send donations directly to the blood bank of Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva without an ambulance from the Magen David Adom emergency service going to the communities where the drive is taking place. The initiative follows the council's recent discovery of documents in which Magen David Adom promised the International Committee of the Red Cross that it would not operate in Judea and Samaria as it does in the rest of Israel, as well as the emergency service's decision to remove the traditional Star of David emblem from ambulances in the region.

A statement from the council said, "Even if it means more work, we will not give our blood to those who boycott us."