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The Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

Three nurses and a doctor were attacked this weekend by relatives of a patient from the area of Wadi Ara.

The patient suffered from inoperable terminal cancer, and died.


The family of the patient threatened the medical staff — and eventually physically attacked them — when the patient starting bleeding on Saturday.

Security personnel summoned to the room were likewise beaten.

National Association of Nurses Chairperson Ilana Cohen told reporters in a statement that nurses nationwide will strike “throughout the entire health system” if the government does not take immediate action to prevent such violence.

Nurses at the medical center held a mini-strike for several hours on Sunday morning to protest the violence.

This is not the first time — nor the second or third — that medical personnel have been attacked in Israeli hospitals and clinics, in addition to the challenges they have faced in dodging infections by the coronavirus.


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.