Palestinians Reject Israel's Offer for Emergency Blood Supply to Gaza

An offer by Magen David Adom to organize blood donation drives among Jews or Palestinians was also rejected.

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday rejected an Israeli offer to supply blood to Gaza, the Algemeiner reported.

The offer was made by Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency services organization, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross.

Director Eli Bin said the organization had also offered to assist the Palestinians by facilitating blood drives involving Palestinian or Israeli Arab donors, but that offer too was rejected.

Bin described Israel’s attempt assist the Palestinian medical services as a humanitarian gesture. “I believe in it—this brings us respect as human beings,” he said.