President Rivlin appeals to Prince Charles to allow Alta Fixler hospitalised in England to be brought to Israel for medical treatment.

June 9, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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President Reuven Rivlin has appealed to The Prince of Wales to allow Alta Fixler, who is in hospital in England, to be brought to Israel for medical treatment.

President Reuven Rivlin

The courts in England have recently ruled that doctors are permitted to switch off life-support equipment, contrary to the wishes of the parents who wish to bring her to Israel for continued medical treatment

In his letter to Prince Charles, the president wrote:

“Your Royal Highness,

I am writing to you today on a matter of grave and urgent humanitarian importance. As you may know, a recent High Court ruling in the case of two-year-old Alta Fixsler of Manchester has given doctors permission to switch off the life-support treatment that is keeping her alive.

It is the fervent wish of her parents, who are devoutly religious Jews and Israeli citizens, that their daughter be brought to Israel. Their religious beliefs directly oppose ceasing medical treatment that could extend her life and have made arrangements for her safe transfer and continued treatment in Israel.

I know that representations have been made to HM Government on this matter, but I feel that the unique circumstances warrant a personal intervention on my part to you. It would be a tragedy if these parents’ wishes could not be accommodated in a way that respects both the law and their religious beliefs.”

 

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