Daily Israel Report

'Star of David will Not Bow before the Cross'

Grassroots Judea and Samaria groups are fighting Magen David Adom over removal of the Jewish Star from ambulances.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/6/2011, 9:15 PM

Sticker on MDA truck
Sticker on MDA truck
Samaria Residents' COuncil

Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency services volunteers are going on partial strike to protest the removal of the Star of David from MDA vehicles in Judea and Samaria. The grassroots Samaria Residents' Council accuses MDA of systematically removing the Jewish symbol from vehicles in preparation for an upcoming inspection by the International Red Cross.

The Residents' Councils in Samaria and Binyamin have supplied volunteers with stickers that are placed on the vehicles and which recreate the Star of David insignia as it appeared before its removal. Volunteers have been placing the stickers on vehicles in MDA stations at South Har Hevron, Kiryat Arba, Hevron, Efrat, Binyamin and Shomron. 

In addition, Samaria volunteers have decided to stop showing up at the Yarkon Station for volunteer shifts, to stop volunteering for "alert shifts" and to no longer evacuate patients to hospitals in non life-threatening cases.

The Chairman of the Samaria Residents' Council, Benny Katzover, said: "The demand to remove the Star of David is tantamount to removing the flag of the state of Israel. It is unthinkable that we in Samaria will lend a hand to a move, the meaning of which is that the Israeli flag is bowing down before the cross. I call upon all Zionists to rebel in every way against MDA's surrender to the International Red Cross."