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Israeli government wants better monitoring of children’s welfare, after three murders

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 15 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1693
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

    After the murders of three preschool children in the space of a few weeks, Israel’s government is to seek better ways to monitor children between the time they finish getting their vaccinations before the age of 2 years and their entry into kindergarten at 5 or school at 6. The mothers of two of the children have been charged with the children’s murder, while the grandfather of a third has been arrested and is expected to be charged this week.

    Israeli children are not bound by law to …

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