Court Rules: No Autopsy for Moshe Refoel Mizrachi z”l, Grandson of Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul

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abutbulThe Israeli Supreme Court chief justices have ruled that no autopsy is necessary for the body of Moshe Refoel Mizrachi z”l, the 4-month-old grandson of Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul (pictured) who passed away ten days after being mishandled by a caregiver.

The Supreme Court ruling followed an earlier ruling by the Yerushalayim Magistrate Court requiring an autopsy, as first reported by That decision led to various demonstrations in Yerushalayim and elsewhere.

The baby underwent an external examination Zaka Tel Aviv member Reb Tzvi Chossid and others.

Hundreds had protested in Kikar Shabbos, Yerushalayim, over the original order, leading to at least 11 arrests of chareidim.

Roads were blocked and dumpsters were set on fire on major roads in Yerushalayim.

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

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.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Hasn’t Israel ever heard of virtual autopsies? The niftar’s body is scanned from head to toe to find the cause of death. They are being done on frum people here in America, so why aren’t the Israelis doing them?


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