When we’ve covered the story of poor sweet little Adele Biton, the toddler grievously injured by rock-throwing Arabs, we’ve done so with a tinge of optimism. She seemed to be getting better after her coma and long stay in a rehabilitation hospital.
Then we saw this story that things were not so rosy.
Ten months ago, Adelle Biton, then two years old, was riding in her family’s car along with her mother and two of her three older sisters. Suddenly, the family was ambushed by a group of Palestinian Arab men, who hurled heavy rocks at the car – hitting baby Adelle, and causing a crash that injured the other girls as well.
Adelle was left critically wounded, and spent months in a coma. However, half a year after the attack doctors were optimistic, saying Adelle had made a remarkable recovery and was expected to make further progress.
Sadly, the expected improvement in her condition did not come to pass. Now, staff at Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center in Ra’anana say there is nothing more they can do for the badly handicapped young girl – and have told her parents to take her home.
“We didn’t choose for [Adelle] to be in this situation. It’s hard enough for us already. We expect the government to help us,” a relative said.
“The family’s home in Yakir is not set up for Adelle yet, not in terms of access, and more importantly, not in terms of the necessary medical equipment,” they warned.
The family turned to MK Shuli Muallem (Jewish Home), who has helped them get support from the Health Ministry.
Muallem sent a letter to the Health Ministry warning that Adelle faces immediate release from the hospital “despite agreements,” and that the family does not have what it needs to help her.
Health Ministry officials issued a statement saying that ministry staff will work to help the Biton family prepare to care for Adelle, “and to promote understanding between the hospital and the family regarding the date of release.”
Parents Rafi and Adva Biton declined to be interviewed for the report.
I have no doubt that the Biton family will receive the resources it needs to care for Adele for the rest of her life, should they need to. But I suggest that Israel deduct the money from any taxes collected on behalf of the Arab occupiers of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.
[F]ollowing discussions between COGAT and the International aid agencies operating in Gaza, the transfer of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing will continue tomorrow. This includes 1.2 million liters of gas: 800,000 liters of diesel fuel for transportation, and 400,000 liters of diesel fuel for the Gaza power station, and another 200 tons of household gas.
Earlier today two Palestinian ambulances were rescued by IDF forces of the Judea Territorial Brigade after getting stuck in the snow on road 35 near Hebron. Another rescue mission by the Shomron Territorial Brigade took place on road 60 near Ramallah, as a Red Crescent emergency vehicle was unable to continue driving.
You never hear these stories in the press (though you do here); nor about the atrocity committed on a two-year-old girl.
Yet Israel announces the building of new houses for a growing population (thanks to a high fertility rate among Jews in Israel), and you’d think they had shelled a kindergarten. Which is what the Gazan Arabs do—but you get my point.
Adele and all the other victims of Arab terror could live as lavishly as Saddam Hussein or the recently deposed Ukraine scumbag, Victor Sonofabitch, off the proceeds of this criminal regime. If they have enough money for Qassam and Grad missiles, they can cover her physical, occupational, and speech therapies.