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‘Human Rights’ Groups Cry over IDF Arrest of Terrorist in Hospital [video]

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Israeli security forces arrested a Hamas terrorist in a Hebron hospital early Thursday and killed his cousin who attacked them during the undercover operation.

The terrorist, 22-year-old Azzam Shaldallah, stabbed Yisrael ben Aharon in the eastern Gush Etzion community of Metzad on October 25.

Ben Aharon had stopped his car after it was hit by rocks. Shaldallah then stabbed him, but Aharon fought the terrorist and managed to shoot and wound him.

Israeli soldiers and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) dressed in civilians clothes and infiltrated the hospital where Shaldallah was being treated and had found refuge.

Palestinian media said the security forces pretended they were bringing in a pregnant woman and then rushed to Shaldallah’s room, pulled out weapons and arrested him. The terrorist’s cousin violently interfered and was shot and killed.

Terrorists recently have evaded arrest by Israeli forces by turning themselves over to Palestinian Authority authorities, who protect them from arrest instead of handing them over to Israel.

Internal Security Minister Wants Police to Charge Arabs who Ridiculed Stabbed Jewish Woman

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

(JNi.media) Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan has posted on his Facebook page that he is asking Israeli police to consider charging the Arabs who declined to help Adele Bennett after she had been knifed in the Old City Saturday night.

“Whole groups of Arabs looked on and saw the incident and did not open their mouths, and laughed,” Bennett, who had lost her husband, Aharon, in the attack, told reporters on Sunday from her hospital bed. “I really begged for help, help, help me,” she said. “I heard curses, they spat in my face, one slapped me. The knife was still in me, in the neck, still inside my body. They slapped my face, laughed, shouted, no one tried to help.” Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi, who rushed to help the stabbed couple, was also killed.

Erdan wrote: This evening I visited, along with the Prime Minister… Adele Bennett who was wounded with her baby in the attack in the Old City and lost her husband Aaron who was murdered… Following Adele’s shocking testimony about the behavior of the storekeepers and passersby who saw a woman in the Old City with a knife in the neck crying out for help and instead of helping her behaved like animals — laughed at her, beat and spat on, I asked the police to urgently consider initiate criminal proceedings against them for failure to prevent a crime.

Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA has cited the relevant law, published 30 June 1998:

1. (a) It is an obligation of a person to aid a person in front of him, due to a sudden, severe and immediate danger to his life, to his bodily integrity or to his health, when the person nearby can help, without risking or endanger himself.

(b) Someone who notifies the authorities or alerts another person who can provide the assistance required, is deemed to have helped for the purposes of this Act; In this section, “authorities” – the Israel Police, Magen David Adom and firefighting service.

2. (a) The provisions of Section 5 of the Unjust Enrichment Law, 1979, shall also apply when the qualifying person operated under his obligation under Section 1.

(c) The court may require the person causing the danger that the aided person encountered, including the aided person himself if he caused this danger, to indemnify those who assisted in accordance with their obligation under the provisions of Article 1 for reasonable expenses and disbursements incurred.

3. Subject to the provisions of Article 2 (a), there is nothing in the provisions of this Act that shall derogate from the provisions of the law.

4. A person who contravenes the provisions of Section 1 of this Act, shall be liable to a fine.

5. The Minister of Justice is responsible for implementation of this law.

6. The commencement of this law is at the conclusion of 90 days from its publication.

Litzman to Reduce MRI Wait Time to a Maximum 3 Days

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

In 1994, Israel introduced a law that required hospitals obtain a special government license to purchase or use an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine to treat patients.

This law was specifically passed to limit the number of MRI machines in Israel to one per 750,000 people.

The Labor-led government’s logic was to prevent MRI machines from being “overused” and costing the insurance companies too much money. The Labor party was also in charge of the Ministry of Health at the time.

As a result, this much-needed medical tool became unavailable to the many Israelis who needed it, and just as bad, even if you received permission for your much needed MRI exam, you could easily end up waiting weeks before you saw the inside of a machine.

It also resulted in a black-market of MRI machines, where legitimate hospitals surreptitiously acquired MRI machines for other uses such as research, and then moved them over for medical diagnosis, but didn’t report it to the government.

Deputy Health Minister (there is no Minister of Health) Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) has always been an advocate of MRI machines and has done much to increase their numbers and use in Israel.

In 2010, Litzman introduced a plan to introduce an MRI into every hospital in Israel, and managed to get 8 new MRI machines approved that year.

In 2011, Litzman dedicated a new MRI machine, specifically to be used instead of autopsies, which are problematic according to Jewish law.

In 2012, Litzman said he was retroactively approving all the unlicensed and unregistered MRI machines in Israeli hospitals.

Litzman’s latest plan for MRI machine access is to reduce the wait time for getting an MRI exam.

Litzman announced at the opening ceremony of a Terem medical center in Beer Sheva, that he plans to inform the Prime Minister of his newest MRI-related plan which will make the maximum wait time for an MRI exam to no more than 3 days.

This is a (deputy) minister who is doing a good job.

Druze MK Ayoub Kara Taken to Hospital, Might Miss Swearing in Ceremony

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Druze MK Ayoub Kara (Likud) was taken by ambulance to the hospital today after complaining of chest pains.

Kara might end up missing the government’s swearing in ceremony tonight.

Kara had previously demanded from Netanyahu that he be appointed a minister in the government. In the end he is likely to receive a Deputy Minister of the Interior.

Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) is also running a high temperature, and may also miss tonight’s swearing in ceremony.

Hotovely has been appointed Deputy Foreign Minister.

According the @arikbender, the official photo with the President and the new ministers will be pushed off until next week.

Refuah Shleimah to the both of them.

Dead, Wounded as Donetsk Hospital Shelled in Eastern Ukraine

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

At least four people are dead according to the International Business Times and numerous others wounded after a hospital in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk was shelled today in eastern Ukraine.

“There are multiple casualties at the hospital. A preliminary count says more than 15 people were killed,” local emergency services told the Interfax news agency.

In a statement on its website, the city administration confirmed there had been an attack on the hospital, saying “there was an artillery shell at 12 noon… the shell hit a hospital, there are dead and wounded.”

A correspondent for the Russia-based RT news service reported from the scene that rockets hit the hospital and an apartment building next door.

Nearby schools also were damaged in the blast, city officials said, which comes as European Union policy chief Federica Mogherini called for an immediate ceasefire to allow civilians to leave the conflict zone.

Last week scores of people were killed, including children, after pro-Russian separatists fired Grad missiles at a residential neighborhood in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, still held by Kiev government forces.

Mortar fire and rocket fire is regularly aimed at residential areas in the two main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk. Separatists who want to secede from Ukraine blame the Kiev government for the attacks.

A truce that had been arranged several months ago between rebel forces and Kiev collapsed in January.

“The OSCE monitors should investigate the site of the attack, determine the direction and the location from which the barrage was fired and report their findings,” said Andrey Purgin, spokesperson for the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples’ Republic.

According to the most recent estimate by the United Nations, at least 5,358 people have died in the revolt by pro-Russian Ukrainians.

Dan Co. Bus Driver Regains Consciousness

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Herzl Biton, the bus driver who was stabbed multiple times in Wednesday’s terror attack in Tel Aviv, has regained consciousness, and is now out of life-threatening danger.

Biton was stabbed numerous times in the stomach, and despite his serious wounds, he managed to stop the bus and open the door on his Dan company bus #40 to let the passengers escape from the knife wielding terrorist.

He is hospitalized at Ichalov hospital in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu, American Jews Urge White House to Free Pollard

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a personal call to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday night after hearing that former agent Jonathan Pollard fell unconscious in a North Carolina prison and was taken to a hospital.

Netanyahu urged the United States to grant release to the former spy, who has applied for parole but whose request was rejected by the parole board.

“Pollard’s life is in danger. After 30 years in prison it’s time he should be released and live the rest of his life as a free man,” Netanyahu said Saturday night after the phone call.

Netanyahu’s efforts were followed up by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which also issued a statement urging President Barack Obama to commute the remainder of Pollard’s sentence to time served.

“We urge President Obama, especially in this holiday season and given Mr. Pollard’s worsening health, to take steps immediately to expedite Mr. Pollard’s release and to commute his life sentence to the more than 29 years he has already served,” the group stated.

Authorities plan to return Pollard to the infirmary at the federal prison where he is incarcerated in Butner, North Carolina. Reportedly he will require surgery in the coming days, according to activists working for his release.

The former Navy analyst was convicted on a single count of passing classified information to an ally — Israel — and has been in prison since his arrest in 1985. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 despite having agreed to a plea bargain deal with the prosecutor’s office. The crime for which he was jailed usually carries a sentence of two to four years in prison.

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