As we were all getting ready for Shabbos this past week the eruv Shabbos silence was broken by a car making an announcement. Was it a funeral? Was there a sale? No. It was announcing that in case of emergency the gedolei Yisroel has said to call Ichud. Why the need to for the announcement now?
It seems that Ichud is at war with MDA over sharing calls. MDA has told their dispatchers that when a call goes out not to give the full address nor the details of the call. Hence preventing Ichud from knowing where their calls are taking place.They even went to extreme to put cameras in the dispatch room because there was a rumor that the dispatchers put taking screen shots of the calls and putting them up on WhatsApp.
It’s to be noted that this has no association with Hatzalah Beit Shemesh who put out a statement on Friday by their spokesman Danny Poseneheimer:
In light of many inquires into our emergency hotline, we would like to relay the following, important message:
Some of you may have come across announcements that have been put out regarding other medical organizations.
We would like to emphasize the following:
Hatzala Beit Shemesh is a private organization and while it has no affiliation with either Ichud Hatzala, nor with MDA, a full operational and mutual coordination is in place with both of those life saving Emergency Medical Services whenever necessary.
Hatzala Beit Shemesh, always has had and continues to have the continuing backing of local Rabbonim.
Hatzala Beit Shemesh is here 24/7/365 to serve RBS Aleph and Gimmel for any medical emergency situation that may arise.
No word on what prompted MDA to block their calls.