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As for any cooperation with Red Crescent, he stated that the MDA is more properly dispersed as opposed to Red Crescent which is usually only stationed in the large cities. The MDA has ambulances that provide regional services based out of the settlements. Therefore if there is an accident near Shiloh, for instance, the Red Crescent will come out of Ramallah or Shchem, as opposed to the MDA ambulances which come from a nearby settlement and provide quick and immediate care. Red Crescent will arrive toward the end of the event and get involved only with the final evacuation. MDA and Red Crescent’s relationship is purely formal, with the civil administration acting as the middleman.

There are also many accounts of Arabs rescuing Israeli casualties, primarily after car accidents. We can actually discern a measure of cooperation in these instances.

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  1. This is the reason that I could never be a medic in Israel. I would NEVER ever treat the enemy. The IDF and the Israeli Medical Emergency Services are making a drastic mistake by treating the enemy. Those who care about the enemy end up not caring about their own which we have already seen in the results of the situation we are in today. The Jewish people must wake up and stop helping the enemy which will G-d forbid only cost more Jewish lives in the end.

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