THROUGHOUT the conflict this summer in Israel, we all cheered and supported the amazing IDF soldiers.
In time of war and tension, working in coordination with the IDF was an important organization, Magen David Adom (MDA); specifically, the Southern MDA, located in Ashdod. It needed to contend with the tense rocket situation that Southern Israelis were living with day to day.
This MDA serves as the dispatching headquarters for cities of Ashdod, Sderot, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Ofakim, Netivot, and Ashkelon, plus some other smaller towns.
MDA can treat of course in an emergency, but the MDA in Ashdod operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a regional dispatching facility.