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  Kislev 17, 5767 , 08/12/06

Rabbi Meshulam Remains Bedridden ? Family Accuses Government

(IsraelNN.com) The family of Rabbi Uzi Meshulam accuses the Israel Prison Authority and the government for his dire medical condition.

Rabbi Meshulam has a long history of fighting to uncover the government’s role in the disappearance of the Yemenite babies that were born to the new immigrants in the 50s.

As his movement gained momentum, government resistance increased, leading to the shooting incident in 1994 in Yehud that claimed the live of Meshulam activist Shlomo Asulin.

As a result of the standoff with police, Rabbi Meshulam was sentenced to prison. Upon his release five years later, he remains bedridden, a total invalid. According to family members and supporters, including the rabbi’s son Ami, he was poisoned in prison, leading to his permanent disabilities.

Ami fled to Canada, explaining he was arrested and harassed, until he was told if he does not leave the country, he would be involved in an accident or take ill, stating “something natural” would occur to him.

In a Hebrew interview with Arutz-7 Hebrew news, he explains what his father and family members have endured since 1978, when they began seeking to uncover the plight of the Yemenite children.

In the interview, Ami explained that authorities have intentionally not investigated the murder of Prison Authority physician Yaakov Zieglebaum, telling Ami if he remained in Israel, he would be framed in the murder.

Ami stated the doctor became aware of the poisons being infused in his father’s body and was eliminated as a result.
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