Is­raeli medics strike after nurse burned to death

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

IS­RAELI HEALTH work­ers went on strike this week to high­light con­cerns over vi­o­lence di­rected at staff after a nurse was burned to death by a pa­tient.

Tova Carero, 56, was at­tacked on Mon­day in her clinic in Holon by dis­grun­tled pa­tient, who threw a bot­tle of flammable liq­uid at her be­fore set­ting her alight.

The sus­pect, a man in his 70s and who is thought to suf­fer from men­tal ill­ness, es­caped the scene by car, but was ar­rested on Tues­day fol­low­ing a man­hunt.

It is be­lieved Ms Carero had given the man a flu jab last week, but he re­turned to com­plain after he felt un­well.

De­spite med­i­cal staff’s as­sur­ances that his re­ac­tion was a rou­tine side­ef­fect, he re­fused to ac­cept their ad­vice.

Lo­cal po­lice chief Si­gal Bar Tzvi said: “Fol­low­ing an ar­gu­ment, he poured a flammable liq­uid he had brought with him on the nurse and set her on fire. Re­sus­ci­ta­tion ef­forts failed and she was pro­nounced dead at the scene.”

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