Jewish woman refuses to share maternity room with Arab woman in Afula hospital

A Jewish woman causes an outcry after she refuses to share a maternity room with an Arab woman at the Emek hospital in Afula.

The hospital refused, saying it “doesn’t separate new mothers.”

The Arab woman’s husband tells Channel 13 that they were “horrified” to hear the Jewish woman say she was afraid to be in a room with them.

“She is expressing her personal feelings but she does not have a right to ask someone to leave the room in a public hospital and that’s what they explained to her,” he says.

He says his wife was eventually moved to another room “at her own request.”



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