ICEJ USA Donates New Ambulance to Israel

By: David Parsons, ICEJ VP & Senior Spokesman

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has responded to Israel’s current war crisis with numerous urgent relief and aid projects, including the donation of four new ambulances to help replace the dozens of Israeli ambulances destroyed during and since the Hamas massacres of October 7.

The donated ambulances include an advanced, fully equipped military ambulance to serve Israeli communities near the Gaza border, two ambulances for the nationwide fleet of Magen David Adom, and a special ambulance to serve elderly Holocaust Survivors in Haifa and northern Israel.


The military ambulance was dedicated in a special ceremony at an IDF medical training base near Be’er Sheva in January. The Czech branches of the ICEJ and Jewish National Fund jointly raised the funds for the ambulance to serve the residents of Kibbutz Be’eri and the Eshkol Region, which were hit hard during the Hamas terror invasion. Over 110 members of Kibbutz Be’eri, including two paramedics, were murdered in the horrific terrorist attack, and 23 were taken hostage into Gaza.

Kibbutz Be’eri was chosen as a beneficiary because its story reminded many Czechs of the brutal Nazi destruction of the village of Lidice in 1942. The initiative also arose from video footage of Hamas gunmen shooting up an ambulance during their rampage through Be’eri.

In the meantime, Christian supporters of Israel in Switzerland and the United States have funded the purchase of two fully equipped ambulances through Magen David Adom.

The ICEJ donated a fourth ambulance to serve Holocaust Survivors in northern Israel, including the residents of its unique retirement home for needy Holocaust Survivors in Haifa. The ambulance will be operated by the ICEJ’s local charitable partner Yad Ezer L’Haver.

Besides these four new ambulances, the ICEJ has recently donated:

  • 1 new Medi-scooter to Magen David Adom
  • 4 medical packs and 4 defibrillators for security officers in Hof Ashkelon
  • 5 new fire-fighting ATVs for communities in the western Negev
  • 400+ sets of special radio transmitters for security and first responder teams in communities along the Gaza border
  • Hundreds of helmets and protective vests for first-responder teams
  • 12 new portable bomb shelters, along with the renovation of 140 existing underground shelters in northern Israel

“We have a deep attachment to the nation and people of Israel and are firmly committed to helping them overcome the many challenges of this war so they can rebuild their lives and restore their sense of security,” said ICEJ President Dr. Juergen Beuhler.

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