An isolation room at the Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center. Rami Shllush

Inside the Ward That Houses Israel's Most Violent Psychiatric Patients

A visit to the ward where the most violent patients are kept shows a complex and tragic reality without any clear-cut answers, but one that requires rethinking the standard psychiatric treatments in the country.

The first thing you notice once you pass through the entrance gate of the Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center is the green lawns. Then the cypress and palm trees appear, followed by the concrete paths,...

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