Documenting the story of the kidnapping of Yisrael Szekler who was then almost one year old: in 1952 Rosa and Emil Szekler went to see a doctor with their second son. They went to their GP in a clinic in Netanya because the child suffered from stomach ache. The doctor referred them to the hospital in Afula for examination. They were sent to Afula despite having two other hospitals which were much closer, in Tel Aviv and Hadera. The parents got to Afula, where they stayed with friends, and went to the hospital. The child was examined at the hospital and was found to be healthy. One of the doctors took the father aside and told him in no uncertain terms: take the child and leave as fast as you can.
The next day the child suffered from stomach aches again and the parents returned to the hospital. The child was taken to an examination room and very soon after that they came out and told the parents that the child had passed away. It is important to mention that the child was well until that point, and was also found to be healthy the day before the kidnapping.
The parents did not receive a death certificate and the child wasn’t buried. The parents were sent home without their child. Years later the parents received a conscription order for this child. He is also recorded as alive in the the Ministry of Interior
The child was examined at the hospital and was found to be healthy. One of the doctors took the father aside and told him in no uncertain terms: take the child and leave as fast as you can.