MDA Speaker Zaki Heller made it clear to A7, "All reports of MDA discrimination against Yesha are false. We are in the process of establishing a 15th Yesha MDA branch in Karnei Shomron, and the vests without official MDA insignias were distributed as a fomrmality for all non-MDA ambulance personnel across Israel, not only in Yesha. The drivers keep the vests in the back, and wearing them is not mandatory. There is no current International Red Cross inspection of MDA going on, so media statements like emblem-dropping orders to accommodate anti-Yesha IRC inspectors are entirely contrived. Yesha Jews get the same MDA services as any other Israelis."