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  7/31/2014, Av 4, 5774

Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Elderly Jewish Woman


A Flemish doctor who staffed a medical hotline Wednesday night refused to provide help to a 90-year-old Jewish woman, Bertha Klein, who had suffered a fractured rib. "I'm not coming!” he said. “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, and she will not feel the pain anymore," was the reply.

The doctor confirmed the exchange, and said that he had spoken the way he did out of "emotional frenzy.” The Health Ministry is investigating the matter, according to Joods Actueel (Jewish News).