Monday, February 4, 2019

Headstone of girl buried in Har Hamnuchot reads: She Was Murdered by the Doctors!

A visitor to the Har Hamenuhot cemetery in Jerusalem will be surprised to see the headstone for one girl buried at the cemetery, which states that she was "murdered by the doctors."

"She was murdered by the doctors at Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem under the law of the Knesset of the heretics and the masses, may their names be erased. May G-d avenge her blood. All is in the hands of the almighty," the headstone reads.

Last month, 16-year-old Uriah Mahfoud passed away at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center. She had been hospitalized following the development of difficulties in her motor functions that indicated problems in her brain functions. Her condition deteriorated and she was declared brain dead.
The medical staff at the hospital issued a death certificate for the girl even though her heart was still beating, in line with the accepted medical opinion that brain death is true death.

The girl's father refused to accept the death certificate and petitioned the court against the hospital's conduct. The judges accepted the hospital's decision.

After the girl's heart stopped beating, the girl was laid to rest with the family's agreement.

The status of brain death as true death has been a subject of debate among halakhic scholars and rabbis for decades. In 1986, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel issued a ruling recognizing brain death as true death.


Anonymous said...

Brain death is NOT death. The family should sue. Read online about brain death by Dr. Paul A. Byrne.

Sam said...

Yea of course alot of people are brain dead their whole lives