Police called after clash between Arab and Jewish families in hospital ward

A violent brawl reportedly broke out out in a hospital in Jerusalem over the weekend as a Jew and Arab family collided over the shared space in price.

Police were called to Shaare Zedek Medical Center when fighting broke out out in the oncology department, Channel 12 reported Sunday. No injuries have been reported in the incident, and the police opened an investigation.

The Gerstel family, who are jewish, visited their family member when an Arab patient in the same department died. Family members started arrive to pay them last respects and if the space became crowded, tensions mounted, the report said.

Elimelech Gerstel told the TV station that he in the hospital had arrived on Friday with to be mother, brother and sister to visit his father. After the other patient deceased, “dozens” of people arrived and flooded the room,” he said, met three other patients in the.

The situation became tense when the Gerstel family began to sing Shabbat songs, a Jewish tradition on the weekday of rest. An of the ones die visited the deceased man, the Gerstels said the singing bothered him, the report said.

then, if more people came to pay their respects, Gerstel’s sister asked that they not make the room so crowded. In response, Gerstel says, they attacked her, and the man who had previously complained over their singing threw a chair at her.

“This is a very serious incident and I hope the police will find the perpetrators.” justice’ Gerstel told Channel 12.

Police opened an investigation and took a statement from Gerstel’s sister, he said.

The hospital said: in a statement that it is a “very serious” view” of violence within the medical center and that it carried out his own research of the affair.

The issue of violence in health care system got fame in Israel with numerous incidents, including attacks on staff, each reported year.

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