Parents of sick children begin hunger strike

'We are hunger striking because we completely lost faith in health system,' wrote one parent on Facebook page.

Mordechai Sones,

Supporters of young cancer patients march from Saker Park to the President's residence
Supporters of young cancer patients march from Saker Park to the President's residence
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Parents of cancer-stricken children at the Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem will open a hunger strike today (Sunday) in the hospital tent set up for the purpose in the Sacher Park in the city.

"We are starting a hunger strike because we have completely lost faith in the health system. We feel that all these players are not telling the truth," one of the children's parents wrote on his Facebook page.

The hunger strike comes on the background of the collapse of the "Rivlin outline" to solve the Hadassah Hospital crisis.

At the end of the week it became clear that both Hadassah Hospital management and the resigning doctors were not willing to accept the plan, which would mainly restore the situation in the department to its original predicament.

The doctors made it clear that they would not agree to any negotiations that were not sponsored by the High Court of Justice, while the hospital made it clear that it would agree to return the doctors to the department, but that the new director appointed to the department would remain in his position in any case.


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