President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday appealed in a letter to British Prince Charles to allow Alta Fixler to be sent to Israel for medical treatment.
The baby's parents' "religious beliefs directly oppose ceasing medical treatment that could extend her life and have made arrangements for her safe transfer and continued treatment in Israel," Rivlin wrote.
"I know that representations have been made to HM Government on this matter, but I feel that the unique circumstances warrant a personal intervention on my part to you. It would be a tragedy if these parents’ wishes could not be accommodated in a way that respects both the law and their religious beliefs,” Rivlin said in his letter.
The High Court in London ruled on May 28 that it was in Alta's best interests for her life-sustaining treatment to be withdrawn, and that she had a catastrophic brain injury from which she will not recover and for which no treatment could improve her condition.