What's new here? Crookery is rewarded in Israel. Some ridiculously badly-trained judge is going to impose some ridiculously lenient sentence because some ridiculous lawyer has the gall to argue that a greedy, criminally negligent "doctor" is too "old and poorly" to be held accountable for deliberate and damaging malpractice.
There are dozens of doctors who've actually been found guilty of breaching medical ethics, committed fraud and who've been criminally medically negligent, who are today working in high positions in hospitals, their licenses intact, their past deeds neatly covered up, their reputations carefully protected.
It goes without saying that it starts right at the top and filters its way downward. It's everywhere. Part of Israeli life is making sure there's a slice of the pie for yourself, and your family, and your friends. Anyone dumb enough not to arrange a slice for themselves is a "fraier" - a mug.
But a word on the patients. Ignorance is not bliss, its perilous. If they'd have put their money into educating or informing themselves more instead of on their vanity, they would surely have known that surgery takes place in a completely sterile environment known as an operating theater.
This "doctor" needs to be put away - no matter how sick or old he now is - so he can spend his remaining years reflecting on why he wasn't imprisoned years ago.