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American Jews to Protest Against Hadassah Hospital
Date:9/15/2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by True Torah Jews:

Jewish groups in the United States who are concerned about the ongoing accusations of an Israeli hospital, Hadassah, against a religious Jewish woman plan to protest outside the hospital's Manhattan office at 50 W. 58th St. this Wednesday, September 16 at 3:30 PM.

The woman's child, now three and a half years of age, was hospitalized at Hadassah on and off for the last two years, as doctors at the hospital claimed he had a mysterious illness that they could not diagnose. During that time, hundreds of tests and procedures were performed on the child, many of them painful and dangerous. Over the last several months, the child was fed only intravenously. Many sorts of drugs, some with dangerous side effects, were administered. All these procedures left the child weak and emaciated, weighing half of what a child his age should weigh.

The current battle began in July 2009, when the mother stopped trusting the doctors and decided to transfer the child to a different hospital. Realizing that this might lead to bad publicity for them, Hadassah decided to accuse her of causing the child's illness. They alleged that she was suffering from a mental condition known as Munchausen's syndrome, causing her to deliberately withhold food from her son and lie about his symptoms in order to fool doctors into thinking he was ill. (This is belied by the fact that before each period of hospitalization, the child's health was much better than at the end of the hospitalization.)

According to True Torah Jews, the police arrested her and took her to jail, where they tortured and intimidated her for ten days in the hopes that she would confess to the charges. But she remained resolute.

The reaction of the Orthodox community of Jerusalem was swift. Tens of thousands protes
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