Daily Israel Report

Moshe Feiglin's Son Critically Injured; Prayers are Requested

Moshe Feiglin's son is "fighting for his life" after being hit by a car Monday. Family asks for prayers for David Yosef ben Faige Perel.
By Hillel Fendel
First Publish: 6/29/2010, 11:17 AM / Last Update: 6/29/2010, 11:25 AM

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David Yosef Feiglin, Moshe Feiglin’s 16-year-old son, is “fighting for his life,” listed in serious condition after being operated on Monday night in Shneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikvah. He was hurt in a car accident near Alfei Menashe in the western Shomron on Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred as the boy was on the way back from his volunteer shift at the Alfei Menashe fire station, with three friends. The driver lost control of the car and smashed into an electric pole. David Yosef was seriously injured, while the other three were only lightly hurt. Another car in back of them was unable to stop in time, and the driver was lightly injured as well.

David Yosef Feiglin is currently being kept unconscious in Beilinson Hospital and on a respirator as the doctors consider continued treatment. The family has asked that the public pray for David Yosef ben [son of] Faige Perel.

Moshe Feiglin, a resident of Ginot Shomron, is a public activist and regarded by many as the leading spokesman for the Land of Israel sector. He founded the Zo Artzeinu (This is Our Land) grassroots movement in 1994 against the Oslo Agreements, and later established and headed the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) organization, which has since joined the Likud with the goal of “influencing from within.” Manhigut is credited with giving the Likud, and especially its list of Knesset Members, a more nationalist slant than it would have had otherwise.

In a fatal accident two days ago, 15.5-year-old Amitai Ron, a student at Mekor Chaim Yeshiva High School in Kfar Etzion, was buried in Gush Etzion after being hit by a car on Friday. Amitai, son of Jerusalem Magistrates Court Judge Alexander Ron, was hit by a car driven by a friend of the family, a son of IDF Appeals Court Judge Aharon Mishnayot. Judge Ron said at the funeral that he feels no anger towards the Mishnayot family, and that they will continue to be friends. Though the driver, a volunteer medic, treated the boy on the spot, the police recommend that he be indicted for causing death through negligence.

Tuesday morning, a 32-year-old pregnant mother from Beit El was killed in a car accident near the Halamish Junction in Binyamin, west of Shilo; her name has not yet been released. The Arab driver involved in the crash was lightly injured.