Baby Grandson of Beit Shemesh Mayor Passes Away in Tragic Story, Autopsy Ordered


candle[Update below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Moshe Refoel Mizrachi, a 4-month-old grandson of Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul.

Moshe Refoel passed away this morning, ten days after being admitted to Hadassah Medical Center in Yerushalayim with a severe head wound.

“He arrived in critical condition and remained so throughout his stay; we attempted to revive him and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage,” Hadassah said in a statement at the time.

The hospital reported the case to authorities, who determined that the baby’s caregiver had violently shaken him in an effort to wake him up.

Umachah Hashem dimah me’al kol ponim.

UPDATE: The Yerushalayim Magistrate Court today stated that an autopsy must be performed. The Abutbul family has appealed to the Supreme Court, asking it to remove the order in light of the family’s pain.  For now, the kevurah has been delayed.

{ Israel}