MDA's Christian Friends donate two ambulances

GIVING: British Christians donated two ambulances to Israel in remembrance of the 1948 Hadassah Convoy Massacre

THE Christian Friends of Magen David Adom UK has donated two ambulances to Israel.

It was done in remembrance of the 1948 Hadassah Convoy Massacre, when two ambulances were blown up and 79 people killed, including doctors, nurses, students, patients, Hebrew University faculty members, Hagana fighters and a British soldier.

The ceremony was held on Mount Scopus, in Jerusalem, next to the location of the tragedy, with a reception at the Hadassah Hospital, where the 1948 convoy was headed.

Guests included MDA UK president Sir Ian Gainsford and Elaine Feingold, widow of Norman Feingold, who had the vision for Christian Friends of MDA.

Also present were Hadassah deputy executive director Barbara Goldstein and Christine Darg, from television station Jerusalem Channel, along with her tour group.

CFMDA UK president Reverend Mark Madeley said: "We were formed in 2006 during the Second Lebanon War as a practical way of showing our support for Israel.

"Since then, Christians in the UK have donated seven ambulances and an emergency room to the people of Israel."

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