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Hadassah Doctors Accuse Shaare Zedek of Malpractice in Treating Terror Victim

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) The struggle between Hadassah and Shaare Zedek hospitals has switched to a high gear after the victim of a recent terror attack in critical condition had been transferred from Shaare Zedek to Hadassah for treatment, Israel Army Radio reported Sunday. In Hadassah, some senior doctors treating the victim raised very serious allegations about the treatment he received at Shaare Zedek. According to one of the complaining doctors, the patient had undergone un-professional procedures that caused him irreparable brain damage which could have been prevented.

Hadassah doctors also claimed that at Shaare Zedek there are no neurosurgeons, and they pin the reason for not transferring the patient, a policeman, to Hadassah in the first place was because of the competition between the two hospitals.

The Health Ministry reassured Army Radio that the professional conduct at Shaare Zedek Medical Center is the best by any standards, and that the trauma unit at the hospital is one of the best in the country.

The Hadassah administration has not issued an official response to the story, while at Shaare Zedek there was angry reaction to the accusations. According to officials there, this contention is baseless and false, and is rooted in the image war between the two facilities, with Hadassah attempting to tarnish the Shaare Zedek treatment reputation compared to Hadassah.

Shaare Zedek officials added that in fact they fight for the life of every patient, and the truth is precisely the opposite — that if the same wounded policeman had it arrived at Hadassah they woud have declared him DOA and opting not to fight for his life to the end, the way the Shaare Zedek trauma room had done.

The ongoing prestige war between the two facilities found another expression in their struggle over who would treat Jerusalem Old City terror victims Adele Bennett and her son Nathan. Mother and son were initially evacuated each to a different hospital, and even when it had been decided that they should be united and be treated under the same roof together, the two facilities continued to debate for days where should be hosted, until it was finally decided to transfer Nathan from Shaare Zedek to Hadassah.

In another case, Hadassah has claimed that Shaare Zedek treated a stabbing victim with a disability, when Hadassah employs an in-house expert who specializes in treating this specific injury. Hadassah has argued that Shaare Zedek refused to move to the injured to their care. But Shaare Zedek told Army Radio that in that case the most professional decision came from an expert from the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, who believed they should wait with the surgery planned for that victim, and so he was released from the hospital.

Obviously, the fact that these minor professional skirmishes are being waged while a real terror war is going on does not help patient care.


Police Foil Bombing in Jerusalem

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Police prevented on Friday morning a probable terror attack in Jerusalem by discovering am explosive device at a checkpoint at an Arab neighborhood next to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.

A sniffer dog helped located the pipe bomb that was in a vehicle, and sappers neutralized the device.

Earlier this week, alert traffic police discovered explosives in a car driven by an Arab woman on the highway from Maaleh Adumim to Jerusalem. They stopped car, and she threw a bomb at the police, lightly injuring one of the officers.

It has not been disclosed if she was on her way to carry out a suicide bombing or was trying to transfer the explosives to a terrorist in the city for a mega-terror attack.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Arab Terrorist Shot Near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

At around 9 PM, Border Police in the Bethlehem neighborhood of El Ayaadah, which is adjacent to Rachel’s Tomb but on the other side of the wall, shot and wounded an Arab teenager who was about to throw a bomb at them, according to the police spokesperson.

The terrorist was shot in the lower extremities before he could throw his pipe bomb. The terrorist was treated on site, and then transported to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.

The bomb was neutralized by Border Police sappers.

No one else was injured in the attack.

As expected, the residents of El Ayaadah began rioting and throwing stones, and police used anti-riot gear to disperse them.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Peace Program Participants Injured in Mount of Olives Attack

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Four Jewish teenagers and an Arab woman were lightly injured when Arabs began massively stoning vehicles on the Mount of Olives, in the Jerusalem A-Tur neighborhood.

The group was participating in a summer peace program consisting of Israeli, Jordanian and PA/Israeli Arab students.

The father of one of the victims was shocked, according to the Tazpit News Agency.

He said, “My son is part of a group of youths, Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians who study cardiology as part of a summer course in summer school. It’s unbelievable that it was specifically (“davka”) they who were hit by stones.”

It is unclear why he thought their participation in a peace program would provide them immunity from an Arab terror attack.

The attack happened around 9:30 PM on Tuesday, and a bus and two cars were hit, shattering their windows.

Four of the victims were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital for injuries sustained from the shattered glass. The fifth was treated on site.

According to Hadassah hospital, the four had injuries to their head and upper body, one also had injuries to the leg, and one had injuries to the eyes. The hospital said, very large stones were thrown at them, but overall their condition is good.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Update: Israeli Man Stabbed Near Mishor Adumim

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Police report that an Israeli man (19) was stabbed near Mishor Adumim.

He is lightly-moderately injured and conscious.

MDA received a call at 7:53 AM, of a wounded man near the Al-Zaim checkpoint.

MDA treated the man for wounds on his upper body, before he went to nearby Hadassah – Mount Scopus hospital.

Police are searching the area for the Arab assailant.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Motorcyclist Stoned and Injured in Jerusalem

Monday, May 4th, 2015

A motorcyclist was attacked by stone-throwers at the northern end of Jerusalem’s Begin Highway, between the Atarot the Ben-Tzion Interchange.

MDA paramedics are treating the 40-year-old man for a hand injury, and have transported the lightly injured man to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

Border Police and IDF troops are looking for the attackers.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Mourning the Sacrifices: A Mother of Two Fallen Soldiers, and a Former IDF Surgeon-General

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015


Yishai broadcasts a speech delivered by Miriam Peretz, the mother of two fallen IDF soldiers, Uriel and Eliraz, during a “Friends of the IDF” dinner. In her address, she talks about her sacrifice, which she believes is necessary in the fight for the Jewish State.

Then, Yishai reads a story he wrote, called “Zikaron” (remembrance), one passage of which is as follows: “In that one moment, I though of gratitude: I am so thankful to you, fallen paratrooper, fallen Jew, fallen brother.”

Finally, Yishai is joined in-studio by former MK Dr. Aryeh Eldad, former surgeon-general of the IDF and head of plastic surgery at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem. He says that if the state of Israel is the thesis of Zionism, then the Holocaust is the antithesis, and the days of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism is the synthesis.

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Moshe Herman

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