Eli Ifergin is clinically brain dead after suffering head wounds while breaking
up a fight outside a Tel Aviv club, medical staff at the city’s Ichilov Hospital
announced on Sunday.
The family of Ifergin, a 36- year-old father of
three from Ashdod, was meeting with a rabbi to decide whether to pull the plug
on their loved one.
Early on Friday morning, October 8, Ifergin tried to
break up a fight between two women outside a nightclub in south Tel Aviv after
closing hours. He was confronted by the club’s promoter, Shai Sagan, who police
say later followed him to his car and smashed him in the back of the head with a
Ifergin immediately fell to the ground, suffering from
massive bleeding inside his cranium. He was rushed to Ichilov where he was in
critical condition on life support.
He never woke up, and on Sunday his
condition took a turn for the worse, leading medical staff to tell his family
they need to consider the possibility of pulling the plug.
arrested shortly after the incident but was released by the court to house
The police went to the judge with a picture of Ifergin on life
support. Police told the court Ifergin might not survive and asked for a new
hearing for Sagan. The judge agreed and Sagan was returned to the custody of
police, who will seek charges of aggravated assault against him.