Settler leaders call on MDA to walk back plan to limit services in West Bank

Settler leaders have sent an urgent letter to Magen David Adom director Eli Bin, calling on him to cancel a plan to limit the emergency service’s presence in the West Bank set to go into effect tomorrow.

The plan — instituted due to budget cuts — will affect 15 MDA stations beyond the Green Line with some of them slated to be scaled down and others to close entirely.

“If this happens we will find ourselves in a situation in which large areas of the region will remain without a proper response to emergency situations. The response time for the evacuation of those injured in accidents or terror attacks may be prolonged and there will not be a proper response to the casualties… This is a high-risk decision that may, God forbid, lead to the loss of human life,” members of the Yesha settlement umbrella council write to Bin.

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