Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem is on the brink of financial collapse, the Forward reported. The hospital is facing a $300 million deficit, including $80 million accrued in the last year, according to the newspaper.
Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene — severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.
Hadassah transferred $10 million to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to help cover its subsidiary's $50 million deficit.
Jerusalem's Zion Square, located in the city center, where rallies mobilize, concerts convene, street fairs assemble, and pedestrians abound, caught the attention of local media and became the topic weekend table talk when it was learned that 17-year old Jamal Julani, an Israeli Arab from east Jerusalem who went to meet a friend who was working at a local restaurant nearby, nearly died from a savage beating unleashed by a gang of Jewish "tough teens," who were out cruising the streets, apparently looking for a victim.
Jamal Julani, 17, lies in his bed in Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem but doesn't remember anything that happened around midnight four days before. He knows that he was beaten up by a group of Jewish youths and that he lost consciousness.
The Hadassah Medical Center has not been able to pay its suppliers, an Israeli business daily has reported.