It seems that with the child reportedly improving, now out of danger and having gained weight, the chareidi community is unwilling to place his future well-being in the hand of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, continuing protests and demanding the child be transferred to Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikvah.
On Monday night, protestors gathered in the Har Nof neighborhood of the capital and davened maariv outside the home of Dr. Yair Birnbaum, the deputy director-general of the hospital who has already received death threats.
The pashkavilim campaign in Meah Shearim and elsewhere runs the gamut from accusing the hospital, denying the legitimacy of claims of Munchausen Syndrome, taking us back in history to the dark days of the missing Yemenite children and the 5769 blood libel, painting a clear “anti-Zionist” picture that screams of conspiracy against the frum community.
It has reached the point that the story of the boy hit by a bus on Yoel Street in Geula on Monday was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center instead of Hadassah Ein Kerem’s trauma unit, against the advice of paramedics, because the chareidi father refused to bring his child to Hadassah.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)