According to unofficial but reliable reports, the head of Atra Kadisha will present conclusive proof that the controversial bones at the site of the proposed fortified Barzilai Hospital emergency room are those of goyim. If indeed such a ruling is announced by Atra Kadisha, viewed by most poskim as the experts on such matters, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman would be compelled to backtrack on his firm opposition to the construction.
Atra Kadisha’s Rav Dovid Smeidal met earlier in the week with Shuka Dorfman, who heads the Israel Antiquities Authority. The rav was apparently convinced based on the facts presented to him, and he will in turn make an official announcement after yomtov, which will most likely compel a turn-around in the cabinet’s decision to approve a new venue for the fortified emergency room complex.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)