Photo Credit: Sara Yahimovich/TPS
Sourasky Medical Center - Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

An Israeli man was arrested Friday after he attacked a physician in Ichilov Medical Center who was treating his wife in the intensive care unit.

This is not the first case of family violence against medical staff at Israeli hospitals and medical clinics.

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Last April relatives of a patient in the emergency room at Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya attacked the medical staff, demanding a doctor tend to their relative.

Ten family members attacked nurses and other staff members at the time. A hospital security guard was injured in the confrontation.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.