Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that psychiatrist Dr. Yaakov Weill recanted his mental evaluation of the mother, stating that he “did not have the tools” to make the clinical assessment presented to the Jerusalem court. Dr. Weill stated that he cannot state the mother does not pose a danger to her children as indicated in the papers submitted to the court.
In a letter obtained by YWN Israel from Katzar.net, written by Dr. Weill two days ago to the Jerusalem district health ministry head psychiatrist, Dr. Moshe Klein, Weill seeks to protect himself, stating he does not want either side to draw conclusions that may have negative consequences.
He explains that after reevaluating his clinical evaluation letter that was submitted to the court, which included the sentence “in my professional opinion, the patient may continue parenting (stating the name of the hospitalized toddler) without posing any danger”. He explains that he “lacked the tools” to arrive at such a conclusion.
In a later portion of the letter he adds, “I wish to state that I do not mean to hint that Mrs. — poses any danger to her children. In my opinion, in order to evaluate this aspect of the evaluation, significantly more information and time are needed”.
This latter portion of the letter was not included when the state earlier today announced the doctor recanted on his statement, announcing the expert opinion that claimed “the mother does not pose a danger to her children” is no longer valid.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)