A two-year-old Bnei Brak child was attacked by rats as she was sleeping in her bed, severely injuring her.
The young woman was treated for her bites and injuries at the Maayanei Hayeshua hospital.
According to the girl’s father, her family found her bleeding from rat bites all over her body after hearing her cry.
When they arrived at the clinic, it was agreed to admit her right away.
The father claims that despite several warnings and alerts about the infestation of rats, the town “simply did nothing.”
The situation has to change since we are terrified to go back home.
This might result in the death of one of the kids,” he said.
“I saw a large amount of blood that didn’t stop flowing,” the father remembered.
After washing the girl and looking for the cause of the bleeding, I realized it was rat bites.
Her intravenous antibiotics were administered to avoid infection when we hurried to the emergency department.
The wounds caused by the bites won’t heal for a while.
Recently, there has been a rat infestation in Bnei Brak, which has resulted in several cases of humans getting bitten by the rodents.
Recent cases include the biting of a two-year-old at kindergarten and a four-year-old on a playground.
Both needed immediate medical attention.
A quarter of a million residents of Bnei Brak suffer from a terrible plague of rats and mice that endanger human life, and no one cares,” said Yaakov Wieder, a city council member and a relative of the injured child.
“I call on the Israeli government to declare Bnei Brak a dangerous area and to issue an order obliging the municipality’s officials to immediately address the eradication of the plague,” Wieder added.
“The municipality and Mayor Avraham Rubinstein are working very hard to eliminate the nuisance of the rats and remove this significant hazard in every way,” Ynet quoted the municipality’s response.
“Today’s event simply emphasizes how urgent it is for the municipal council to approve the emergency plan that is on the table.
The municipality of Bnei Brak is stepping up overall activity, as evidenced, among other things, by the increase in the municipal sanitation budget, which has nearly doubled and currently stands at NIS 120 million per year, and the massive project being undertaken to replace trash cans with underground bins throughout the city.
According to Ynet, the municipality declared a “war” against the issue in March and set aside a substantial budget for it.
To address the problem, a project manager was hired.
In a letter to the health minister in March, Wieder expressed concern about the situation:
“In recent days, a number of kids and toddlers have been attacked by rats, and one elderly guy who was strolling on the road also needed medical treatment and was hospitalized as a result of being bit.
There is no question that the issue is connected to the sanitary problems in the city since, according to an expert, it appears that the issue does not exist in cities that are close to Bnei Brak.
One of Israel’s filthiest and most neglected cities is Bnei Brak.
This clearly poses a risk to the general public and seriously jeopardizes human life.