Inciting posters
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Initiative: Special hospital for haredim

Group of Satmar businessmen may offer to buy Bikur Cholim hospital in capital should rift between ultra-Orthodox community and Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center continue

The anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic stream is considering buying the Bikur Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem and turning it into a medical center that will cater mainly to the ultra-Orthodox public, the Haredim website reported on Tuesday.


According to the report, Satmar officials met in the United States at the beginning of the week to discuss the initiative.


Should the rift between Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center and the haredi public continue, said the report, a group of 25 businessmen is prepared to make a bid on the hospital.


A source at Bikur Cholim said no such offer has been presented to the hospital as of yet.


In the last week Hadassah Ein Kerem has been the target of criticism and threats from the ultra-Orthodox community over its involvement in the case of the haredi mother who is accused of starving her toddler son.


Inciting posters accusing the hospital of crimes reminiscent of those committed by the Nazis have been plastered on the walls of the capital's haredi neighborhoods, and Hadassah's deputy director general has received death threats.


פרסום ראשון: 07.23.09, 08:54
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