Gross Brothers Return Home


The Gross brothers, Chaim Michael, 7, and Refael Yitzhak, 5, were released from Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikva, four weeks after they entered it in critical condition following a pesticide poisoning tragedy that killed their two younger sisters, Arutz Sheva reported Monday.

Doctors pronounced the boys healthy and normal.

As they left the hospital to return home, Shimon Gross, the boys’ father, said: “We leave Schneider today with mixed emotions. On the one hand, joy and endless happiness, for the miracle that G-d performed for us, in allowing us to return home with the boys safe and sound. On the other hand, the thoughts of the sweet and pure Avigail and Yael, a”h, keep coming up.

“During the hospitalization period, we had the privilege of feeling the big hug and the huge heart of the entire nation of Israel, in Israel and abroad. This gave us strength and emotional fortitude to make it through this period. We saw the great unity and the effect of numerous prayers, and we are certain with great belief of their good influence.

“We do not understand the judgements of Heaven. We hope and pray that we will have the strength to carry on our life’s journey in joy and in the best and most beautiful way. We thank the teams at Schneider and at Shaarei Zedek Hospital and appreciate their help, and thank the Nation of Israel for their support.”

The exterminator whose pesticide was responsible for the tragedy is currently under house arrest and will probably be charged with negligence.

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