Update – Israeli news – February 2024

In early November 2023 there was extensive media coverage of the WHO Director – General’s call for cessation of hostilities between Israel and Gaza. The Lancet praised his comments for moral clarity, and a group of senior Israeli academics and physicians responded to this. Their letter can be accessed here.

The International Journal of Public Health has published a report that delves into the rapid medical response spearheaded by Israel’s civilian Emergency Medical Service, Magen David Adom (MDA), during the crisis of October 7th 2023. The authors are from the MDA itself and from Emergency Medicine and Public Health Departments at Ben Gurion University. The report can be accessed here.