Israel's president lobbies Prince Charles to allow Charedi toddler to be flown to Israel for treatment, rather than be taken off life-support
President of Israel Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin appealed on Wednesday to Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, to allow a Charedi girl, who is in hospital in England, to be brought to Israel for medical treatment.
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.
Alta Fixler, a two-year-old British Jewish girl who suffered brain damage during birth, has been hooked up to life support her entire life.
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Despite her parents' requests that she be kept alive, the British high court recently ruled in favor of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, which had petitioned for the right to end the child's life-support, arguing that she "no prospect" of "ever getting better".
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." Read more at Arutz-7