Friday, March 17, 2006

Monsters

UPDATE:

I have received e-mail explaining that since the Hospital is in East Jerusalem it is under Arab control. So, it seems that attributing this to mainstream Israel practice is not correct.

ORIGINAL POST

We have seen employment contracts that prohibit workers from having sex with Israeli women, horse tying illegal immigrants to their camels so that they can be dragged back accross the border, and now we have the refusal to return one baby from a set of triplets until payment has been received.

So much for shared values.

Israel hospital held baby for payment

EAST JERUSALEM, Israel, March 16 (UPI) -- Israel's Heath and Justice Ministries needed to step in after an East Jerusalem hospital kept a baby until the mother paid her bill.

Officials at Moqassed Hospital said it was policy to ensure it gets paid and kept one of a set of triplets to ensure the mother did.

Ha'aretz reports the woman contacted the Justice Ministry who then sent an urgent letter to the Health Ministry.

The baby was released, two months later, and now the hospital may be prosecuted and sued.

At issue is the National Insurance Institute check that was supposed to be paid out but the hospital thought that since the woman's husband lived in the Palestinian Authority, a check wouldn't be issued.

The mother is a resident of the Shufat refugee camp in Israel.

She wanted to give birth at Shaare Zedek Medical Center or Hadassah University Hospital but was refused without the NII Check.


This can only be explained by the dehumanizing an entire group of people, as I can't imagine how one human being could do this to another human being.

UPI

This story is slightly more skeptical, but does not dispute any of the basic elements of the story.

BBC

4 Comments:

Anonymous Ed said...

I can't believe you wrote that without using the word shylock.

3/17/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greatest threat to the Jews right now is that there is no crime of the Israeli terrorist government so disgusting that mentioning it will not bring out aggressive Jewish defenders.

3/17/2006 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslim Arab hospital holds Muslim Arab baby under orders from Muslim Arab administration and the evil Jewish government forces hospital to give baby back to the parents. Nope, I can't see this would bring out aggressive Jewish defenders.

3/18/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Any reference for that claim?

Neither of the cited articles mention that the Hospital is Muslim run or affiliated.

3/19/2006 06:52:00 AM  

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