Two Magen David Adom employees have accused the director general of Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer of struck them during a dispute over hospital parking fees.
The two employees, who work for the rescue service's blood bank, have asked the Health Ministry to suspend Dr. Ze'ev Rothstein.
In early January, the employees of the blood bank, which is located on hospital grounds, complained that following the installation of a computerized parking system they were being charged NIS 20 a day for parking.
Yesterday about 40 of the blood bank's employees gathered in a hallway near Rothstein's office, with some of them entering his office. An argument ensued, during which the workers said Rothstein attacked them.
One employee, Ezra Moshe, says he sustained an injury to his eye when Rothstein struck him. Moshe was treated in the hospital's emergency department and then sent home to rest.
A female employee was also injured, blood bank officials said, after Rothstein pushed her down. She was also released after receiving emergency treatment. The two workers have filed a police complaint.
"We entered Rothstein's office as part of our protest, and all of a sudden he went crazy and started hitting [people]," Moshe said. "There was shouting, but none of the workers lifted a hand. There are witnesses."
Magen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller said he was confident police would investigate and act accordingly.
According to a statement issued by Sheba Medical Center, the MDA workers committee, along with some 30 MDA workers, forced their way into Rothstein's office.
"The workers, who refuse to pay legal parking fees, violently attacked Rothstein in his office," the statement said.
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